FYRE seeking faculty mentors for 2022-23


The Office of Undergraduate Research is seeking faculty mentors for the First Year Research Experience cohort for the 2022-23 academic year.

The FYRE program allows students to use their federal work study funds in a research or creative activities work position, enabling students to get paid to learn. The program will match interested first-year students with faculty mentors to learn about research and creative activity in the mentor’s field by spending five to 10 hours a week on a manageable project over the course of the year.

For the 2022-23 academic year, the Office of Undergraduate Research is partnering with Career Services to provide structured programming — HuskerWork — to help facilitate a successful first-year experience.

The office is looking for faculty mentors who are committed to student success through high-impact learning practices like undergraduate research and are interested in developing projects and opportunities for first year students. There is no financial commitment needed from faculty mentors, just a willingness to supervise the student and project. Job descriptions from interested faculty mentors for the 2022-23 academic year are due May 8, and can be submitted here.

See the FYRE Job Directory to review prior job openings or read more about the timeline. Contact Sonya Irons at sirons3@unl.edu for more information.

More details at: https://ucare.unl.edu