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Finding a UGSP Mentor

An important goal of the Undergraduate Scholarship Program is for you to develop a mentoring relationship with an NIH researcher. The one-on-one mentor relationship is considered critical to your development, both professionally and personally. The mentor will provide support and advice to guide your development as a biomedical researcher. The NIH mentoring experience is designed to motivate and encourage you as you plan a career in biomedical research.

The UGSP encourages you to visit the following webpages to identify NIH investigators that have similar research interests. Should you have any difficulties, please contact the UGSP for additional guidance and suggestions.

Finding A Mentor

Guide to Choosing a Research Mentor

Finding an NIH Mentor - Video


UGSP Scholars

Every January, newly selected UGSP scholars travel to the NIH main campus in Bethesda, MD to meet individually with potential mentors, tour laboratories, and interact with fellow UGSP scholars and UGSP trainees at NIH.