We appreciate your time, effort, and willingness to mentor students’ proposals and, if awarded, projects through the Richter Scholarship Program. Below we have clarified the expectations of mentors starting with the 2021 award cycle:
Prior to application:
- Mentors are expected to meet (online or in person) with a student to support the student in leading the proposal and resulting research project.
- Mentors are expected to provide student feedback on project significance, feasibility, and budgeting. Students will have access to budgeting calculators.
- Recognizing that mentors may not be country- or region-specific experts, we encourage mentors to ensure students seek counsel of a country- or region-specific expert prior to application. We will be post a list of experts by December 1, 2020.
Student applications automatically generate a Mentor Recommendation form email upon submission. Mentors will have until end of day February 11, 2021 to complete the recommendation form.
Completion of Richter Report