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Applications for 2021-2022 are now open! The deadline for Winter applications has been extended to January 14, 2022

Faculty Mentor Program (FMP)

Through the Faculty Mentor Program (FMP), students can develop valuable relationships with UC San Diego faculty mentors while participating in an independent study course (99 or 199) designed to build their research skills. The FMP offers assistance every step of the way—finding and establishing a connection with a mentor, learning research & writing skills, and exploring post-graduate career paths through workshops and seminars. The FMP is open to all majors!

Winter FMP applications are now open until January 14, 2022!

Check out the "How to Apply" section below to get started.


The FMP is now open to students with Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing! We are also making FMP available during Fall Quarter. Students can participate for 2 or 3 quarters during the academic year, and at least 2 quarters must be consecutive.

Check Out The Winter Info Session Slides

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FMP Offers Students


Get 4 units of 99 or 199 Independent Study credit for each quarter you participate in the FMP. In most cases, these units can count toward your major’s requirements.


A close rapport with a faculty mentor can open up your world to a wider research community and the chance to meet leaders, future colleagues, and lifelong friends who share your intellectual curiosity.

Professional Development

The FMP offers a variety of workshops and seminars designed to help you become better researchers, writers, and explore the possibility of attending graduate school.

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How to Apply

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Faculty: Becoming a Mentor

Find out how FMP works and how to register as a mentor.

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FMP Symposium

Faculty Mentor Program students in the 2020-2021 cohort will display their work at our virtual poster symposium, scheduled for May 2021. Check back for updates!

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FMP Emergency Medicine Program

Interested in a career in medicine, healthcare, or clinical research? Find out more about the FMP Emergency Medicine Program.

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Contact Us

Faculty Mentor Program Coordinator

Contact: Claire Kim
Zoom appointment:
Location: Student Center Building B, 1st Floor (please check in at URH front desk)