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Faculty Mentor Resources

What should I expect as a UROC Mentor?

UROC has worked with several faculty in all disciplines to support undergraduate students in their research development. Although each research project, research group, or individual student may have differing needs or timelines, UROC emphasizes summer research to focus the student's time and efforts for maximum productivity and development.


Sample Mentor Agreement Form
All UROC Scholars submit this document after meeting with their mentor to confirm project and expectations.



Grant Proposal Support

UROC has partnered with more faculty on campus and has continued to support students on their path to graduate school. UROC strives to support faculty in any endeavors including grant submissions. We will have more data and examples of letters in the future. If you have speciifc needs, please contact Jorge Arroyo.

Below is a document with examples for letters of support if you are interested in partnering with UROC for your grant proposals. 

Grant Submissions Document - Letters of Support

UROC is also working closely with the Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) to support faculty with grant susbmissions. See the Faculty Toolbox by visiting


Mentor Development 

Below is a collection of helpful websites with resources and information for research mentors.


UC Merced is an institutional member of CUR and faculty can become members using these instructions to access newsletters, journals, and helpful documents, as well as reduced conference or workshop registration.


The Science of Effective Mentoring in STEMM


Entering Mentoring and Other Resources - Free access to the curriculum library for mentors. 


mentor certification, professional development webinars, a social networking platform called MyNRMN, and facilitator certification through the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER)


More UC Merced development to be announced in AY 2020-2021.