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Mentor Memo

TO: ALL FACULTY

FROM: ANDREW MEYERS, VICE PROVOST FOR RESEARCH

SUBJECT: UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS EXTERNAL FUNDING MENTORS

The Faculty Research Mentoring Initiative is designed to support and strengthen faculty research programs and increase externally funded research at the University of Memphis.  This effort complements existing educational offerings covering the basics of grant seeking and University research guidelines and procedures; the planned, annual grantsmanship course for faculty; and  workshops on working with specific funding agencies.

A number of the University's most experienced and successful faculty from a wide range of disciplines volunteer their time and talents in support of this effort. In order to be respectful of their time, faculty interested in being paired with a mentor should contact my office (Vice Provost for Research) at x2590 before initiating contact with a possible mentor. The Research team will help each investigator define their interests and needs and will then make an appropriate mentor match or direct the individual to other appropriate campus resources.

Investigators paired with a mentor can expect:

  • Practical advice and tips based on personal experiences working with specific funding sources and program officers
  • Review, discussion, and/or comments on proposal drafts or referral to an established reading group in their field
  • Help making sense of reviewer comments and panel scores to determine if a second submission is appropriate
  • Opportunities for additional on and off-campus networking

For a list of faculty research mentors and brief biographical information, click here.


Research Support Services
Administration Building 315
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: 901-678-2533
Fax: 901-678-2199

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Institutional Review Board
Administration Building 317
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: 901-678-2705
Fax: 901-678-2199

University of Memphis Research Foundation
Administration Building 308
Memphis, TN 38152
Phone: 901-678-2590
Fax: 901-678-4409

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