Conducting research under the guidance of a mentor can be a decisive factor for completing a bachelor’s degree or continuing graduate studies. The University of Puerto Rico at Cayey is well known for providing such experiences. Each year more than 300 undergraduates seek to participate in a research project with a local mentor. This program invites Puerto Rican scholars of the Diaspora and other scholars interested in Puerto Rico to help the University meet this demand by actively engaging undergraduate students in a research project as their research assistants.
Participating faculty can take advantage of existing procedures developed by the UPR-Cayey Institute of Interdisciplinary Research (IIR) where students enroll in a course created for such purposes
(INTD 4116), meet weekly with their mentors, produce a research report, and present a oral presentation at the annual UPR-Cayey interdisciplinary symposia. Collaboration between visiting and local researchers is encouraged.
HOW TO APPLY?
Interested faculty should send the following materials: