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The first course in the Freshman Research Initiative course sequence is either Scientific Inquiry Across the Disciplines (formerly Research Methods) or Originality in the Arts and Sciences, which are taught to over 600 brand new freshman each year and requires a number of Mentors to work with students in all fields.

We are hiring Mentors to assist with sections of Originality in the Arts and Sciences, and several sections of Scientific Inquiry Across the Disciplines (formerly Research Methods-FRI), to be taught Fall 2019.

Who can be a Mentor?

We are looking for bright, motivated students who are interested in sharing what they've learned about science and the research enterprise.  Students can be any classification, but research, mentoring, tutoring, or FRI experience is a plus. In addition you must have:

  • A 3.0 UT GPA
  • Complete required FRI mentor training
  • Mentors in Originality in the Arts and Sciences should be prepared to commit to working as needed up to 10 hours per week.
  • Mentors in Scientific Inquiry Across the Disciplines must be available to attend lab at the times offered. 
  • Applicants for all positions should consult this schedule before registering for Fall courses.


How do I apply?

  1. Please do not apply until you have registered for your Fall courses.  When registering, consider the time commitment and schedule availability required to be a Mentor.  
  2. Complete the application that is linked here.  Registration closes on May 3rd, and the application is due no later than May 4th at 11:59pm.  Once you have completed your Fall 2019 registration, you should fill out the Mentor application.