Research Mentors support 1-2 LUNE ONE participants to gain practical research skills by guiding them on a research topic of the mentors’ choosing over a 12 week period.
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A research mentor must currently be a faculty member of a research institution or carrying out their research in similar institutions.
Apply to be a research mentor through the form provided.
In the form, researchers indicate the affiliated institution.
Researchers provide the research topic they wish to engage with LUNE ONE participants.
Researchround vets applications and reaches out to mentors who we deem qualified. This may also be based on interest of LUNE ONE participants who will choose topics they wish to work on.
Researchround shares mentors’ guide with selected mentors
Mentors engage monthly with selected participants based on agreed meeting periods.
Mentors continue engagement during the 12 weeks window, helping the participant gain real experience working on a research at global standard.
Mentors do not need to start and complete the research topic during the 12 week duration. Research topics may be at the beginning, middle or end stage. What counts is getting the participant acquainted with global standards of research processes and the engagement would have been deemed successful. Participants must also be able to make a meaningful presentation on the research topic at the end of the program.