The School of Humanities and Sciences provides a modest honorarium of $1,250 to Faculty Mentors of Summer Scholars. This in recognition of the value of the important work they do with students during the summer, unless they have summer salary compensation from other sources for research work in the summer (from external or internal grants). Mentors in the departments of biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental studies and sciences, and physics whose work can be supported by the H&S Science Research Fund may opt to receive $1,250 in funding for lab/research supplies in lieu of receiving an honorarium.
The program recognizes that some faculty may choose to mentor more than one student (note that the program has a strong preference for faculty to mentor no more than two students during the summer program). Faculty who mentor more than one student during the summer are eligible to receive an additional $650 in reimbursable expenses to support their own professional development (e.g., research supplies, books, travel, etc.). Access to the professional development fund will last throughout the fiscal year, and will expire after that time.