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ReMatch+ Summer Program

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Important Information Regarding Summer 2021:

OUR-sponsored research internships will be offered in summer 2021; those requiring domestic travel or on-campus occupancy may be subject to change due to current health and safety restrictions. Given the fluidity of the situation, we encourage you to consult with your research mentor early about possible in-person projects and to consider a Plan B, in the event research must take place remotely.  Please revisit this page for program updates as we continue to monitor events related to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Program description

ReMatch+ is the culmination of the yearlong ReMatch program. Once mentor-mentee pairings are formalized in January, students may apply to take part in the ReMatch+ Summer Program.

For first and second year mentees, the program provides an opportunity to carry out a paid graduate- or postdoctoral-mentored research project over the summer.

For graduate and postdoctoral mentor participants, the program offers an opportunity to mentor an undergraduate student through a summer research internship.

Participants in the ReMatch+ and on-campus OURSIP programs come together weekly through the Summer Research Colloquium workshops and social events. SRC workshops focus on best practices in mentorship, communicating research (e.g., writing a research report, presenting research to a general audience), and contributing to a diverse research community. In addition, SRC hosts lunch faculty lectures to expose students to Princeton faculty members, their research, individual paths through academia and experiences with mentorship. At the end of the summer, SRC undergraduates present their summer research to peers, FSI scholars and affiliated faculty at a mini-academic conference.

    Program dates

    In 2021, the on-campus program is tentatively scheduled to run for eight weeks, from June 7 - July 30, 2021. Participants are expected to be on-campus Monday - Friday and attend the SRC weekly workshops through the end of the program.

    Eligibility

    • All currently enrolled Princeton first and second year students who have participated in at least one ReMatch event this academic year are eligible to apply.
    • All currently enrolled post-generals ReMatch graduate mentors and postdoctoral researchers who have participated in at least one program event this academic year are eligible to apply (exceptions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis).

    Application

    Applications for the 2021 ReMatch+ Summer Program will be available in GPS starting early January 2021. Once you have identified your mentor/mentee, you should begin designing your summer research project as a pair. All projects require the support and endorsement of a faculty adviser. 

    Attend application workshop on Friday, January 22, 2021ReMatch mentee-mentor pairs are strongly encouraged to sign up for this application workshop (registration link will be provided closer to the date). Pairings will be given a crash course in research proposal writing. By starting with your interests and motivations for your research project, this workshop will offer a step-by-step set of instructions for putting together a clear and effective research proposal.

    The application consists of three parts: (late and incomplete applications will not be considered)

    Part 1: Undergraduate mentee application due Monday, Feb 8, 2021 at 11:55 pm. The application includes a program questionnaire (i.e. research plan, budget (if applicable), statement of interest and statement of commitment to a diverse research community), college transcript and resume.  

    Part 2: Graduate and Postdoctoral mentor application due Thursday, Feb 11, 2021 at 11:55 pm. The application includes a program questionnaire (i.e. anticipated impact, reflections on proposed research plan and statement of commitment to a diverse research community), college transcript and resume.

    Part 3: Faculty adviser review and approval of mentee and mentor applications, due Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021.

    Please email us at our@princeton.edu if you have any questions or concerns regarding the application process.

    Stipend and other program support

    • Any internship award you receive from the Office of Undergraduate Research will be considered taxable income (under the IRS non-qualified fellowship and scholarship ruling). If you are an international student, please note that you will have federal taxes automatically withheld from your stipend check. You will be issued a Form 1042-S reporting this income and tax in mid-March next year to determine if a refund will be processed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). However, Princeton University is unable to guarantee that a full or partial refund will be granted by the IRS. More detailed information can be found on the Finance and Treasury website or you may reach out to the NON-RESIDENT TAX office at NTCR@princeton.edu.
    • ReMatch+ undergraduate participants will be provided on-campus housing and receive a stipend intended to cover meals and help offset miscellaneous expenses (must constitute a full-time commitment of at least 35 hours/week).
    • ReMatch+ graduate and postdoctoral participants will receive a $500 stipend supplement.
    • Research pairs will receive a research allowance (up to $500) to cover research-related expenses including:
      • Small equipment and parts
      • Consumable supplies
      • Software specific to your research project not available through your department
      • Payments to Human Subjects (note: departmental and IRB approval(link is external) required)
      • Copying costs
      • Books (covered only when not available through University library)
      • Database access costs
      • Off-campus laboratory data acquisition
      • Travel for data acquisition or field experiments.
    • Upon completion of the project, pairs will be eligible to apply for travel funds to attend a research conference and present their work.

    Housing

    Undergraduate participants will live in campus housing.

    Important ReMatch+ dates

    • Mentee and mentor applications open in GPS: Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021
    • Application workshop for mentors and mentees: Friday, January 22, 2021
    • Mentee application deadline: Monday, Feb 8, 2021 at 11:55 pm
    • Mentor application deadline (including review of mentee applications): Thursday, Feb 11, 2021 at 11:55 pm
    • Faculty adviser review and approval deadline: Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021.
    • Funding decisions announced: Mar 3-5, 2021
    • On campus summer program: Jun 7 – Jul 30, 2021 (tentative)
    • Research summary statement and program survey deadline: Jul 30, 2021
    • Participation in program outreach panel: Fall 2021

    Selection process and awards

    ReMatch+ applications will be carefully evaluated based on the merit and feasibility of the proposed research project, relevance to the student’s academic course of study, commitment to a diverse research community, and strength of the faculty adviser letter of support. Selections will be announced during the first week of March.

    Post-ReMatch+ activities

    • Complete an intern profile form for the Summer Research Colloquium archive.
    • Serve as a ReMatch+ ambassador by undertaking publicity and outreach efforts in the fall following the summer program.
    • We ask that you also acknowledge the Office of Undergraduate Research support in any report, publication, or testimonial provided to any University department/program or outside entity that makes reference to this summer research internship project.

    Program contacts

    Have a question? You might find an answer in the Mentees FAQs or Mentor FAQs pages.

    For undergraduate mentees: undergraduate.research@princeton.edu
    For graduate and postdoctoral mentors: cm3@princeton.edu

     

     

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