The success of the GEARS program stems from faculty engagement, so we are continually looking for faculty or departments who are willing to host and provide a lab skills experience to one or more talented undergraduate students from our global partner universities for 4 – 8 weeks in the winter or summer.
Winter GEARS: January-February (4-5 week program with multiple start and end dates)
Summer GEARS: June-August (4-8 week programs with multiple start and end dates)
Fall GEARS: August-September (5 week program with one start date)
- Develop research plans so your student(s) have the equivalent of 4-8 hours of research work per day. This may include day to day supervision by a graduate student already working in your lab.
- Define one or more research tasks that the student(s) would be able to accomplish before the end of their program.
- Meet at least once a week to monitor progress, give advice, answer questions, and troubleshoot any problems.
- Write a short, final evaluation of your students’ research experience.
- Arrange the logistics (visas, airport transfer, orientation, lodging, etc.)
- Process payments
- Recruit and admit students to the program
- Provide weekly cultural events
- Provide professional development workshops
Benefits of Participating in the Program
- Recruit future graduate students
- Build research links with other top universities
- Provide current graduate students with supervisory experience
- Advance your own research
- A modest stipend of $600 per student hosted is provided. This may be used as supplemental pay, transferred to a departmental account or be used to cover other departmental, lab or graduate student costs.
Please contact the GTI if you are interested in being a faculty mentor and register your lab with the form below: