To foster meaningful research collaborations between first and second year undergraduate students and graduate students from across all departments; support a diverse and inclusive research community at Princeton and beyond; provide undergraduates with early hands-on opportunities for mentored research to ignite and sustain their interest in research and prepare them for junior and senior independent work; train and support graduate students in becoming effective mentors and educators; strengthen Princeton’s research community.
What is ReMatch
Launched in the fall of 2014 as the LabMatch pilot, ReMatch is a research-mentoring program designed to connect undergraduate students and graduate students, two historically unconnected populations at Princeton, through their shared interest in academic research. ReMatch offers fellowship funding for mentorship connections and joint research projects. The program facilitates such connections by offering funnel-like programming during the academic year. One-off events such as informal Meet and Greets, lab tours, and Meals for Mentoring dinners give undergraduates a chance to explore their interests, meet with potential mentors, and ask questions about lab culture and expectations. As undergraduates begin to identify areas of interest and make connections with ReMatch graduate mentors, the program offers additional opportunities to inform the pairing process including participation in small group meetings, departmental seminars meet-ups, and intersession research shadowing experiences. Graduate and undergraduate students participating in ReMatch define their own level of participation by opting into programming events that best fit their schedule and level of interest. Once mentor-mentee pairings are formalized, students may apply for funding to support a long-term summer research mentored opportunity prior to the start of junior year.
ReMatch is a collaborative initiative between the Office of the Dean of the College (ODOC) and the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School (ODGS).
To interested graduate students: Please complete the ReMatch Graduate Mentor Profile form before 5 pm on Monday, October 3, 2016. Feel free to send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.