Faculty Mentors

“One of the strongest connections between disciplinary expertise and student experience occurs when faculty mentor students in the process of scholarly inquiry.” – The Elon Teacher-Scholar Statement




The following links provide information that support mentors of undergraduate research:

  • Also check out this page (click here) with a listing of Elon’s Ward Family Excellence in Mentoring Award winners, many of whom are highly engaged UR mentors

If you are interested in getting sample syllabi for your 499 or 498 student, then we suggest that you ask a faculty member in your department who has successfully mentored students in the past.

Mentoring Students in Research at Elon

  • Registration in 499 (undergraduate research) – please click here for information on faculty compensation for mentoring students in 499. Also please see the 499 page by clicking here for details on student registration.
  • Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) – please click here for more information on mentoring students in SURE (scroll to bottom).
  • Honors Program – please click here to learn more about mentoring students in the honors program (498).
  • Lumen Prize – please click here to learn more about mentoring students for the Lumen Prize (498).
  • Elon College Fellows Program – please click here to learn more about the ECF program.


Click on the menu to the left for funding opportunities from the UR program for mentors.

The Center for Research on Global Engagement also offers grants for students and mentors. Click here to learn more.

Student Travel Outside of the U.S.

Does the student’s research involve travel outside of the United States (including conference presentations)? If yes, then:

  • Check the Department of State for travel advisories (click here). Elon does not support travel to regions listed as 4 – do not travel and 3 – avoid essential travel. Those listed at 3 – reconsider travel can be petitioned. Click here for more information on Elon’s travel policies for study abroad.
  • Ask the student to connect with the GEC (e.g., international health and accident insurance, click here)
  • Check the Forum on Education Abroad’s Guidelines for UR Abroad (click here)

Other Faculty Resources

Interested in creating a journal club in your department? Click here to see a document on the journal clubs in the Exercise Science department.

Wondering how to prepare your student for a poster presentation? Click here to see a document on helping student create posters and prepare elevator speeches (in consultation with the Writing Center).