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Faculty-Student Research Teams

Faculty-Student Research Teams

Faculty-Student Team Research Fellowships are awarded to undergraduates and an accompanying faculty member from the same institution. The Team program is designed to provide unique research experiences for faculty and students from four-year, tribal, and community colleges, as well as junior faculty at research universities thereby enhancing their undergraduate-based research efforts and gaining fresh exposure to specific areas of materials research. As part of the program, faculty members of these teams also extend their mentorship to the undergraduates in other teams, American Indian fellows, and the REU participants through participation in weekly meetings, informal group sessions, and other aspects of the Summer Program. All applications and application materials are due by February 15.


This program is open to faculty-student pairs from four-year, tribal, and community colleges in all science and engineering fields, including (but not limited to):



Student details

Faculty details


The application for the 2024 program is now open.

Team applications require prior approval of a MRSEC faculty collaborator. Contact Phil Engen ( with questions or for assistance identifying an appropriate MRSEC research collaborator.

All materials are due by February 15. Faculty and Students must each submit a complete application with the materials below:

Student Application

Faculty Application

  • Resume/CV

  • Research proposal

Go to the Faculty Online Application Form.


Contact Education, Outreach, and Diversity Director, Phil Engen, with questions about the Faculty-student research team program and application.
Phone: (612) 626-0798

National Science Foundation

Funded by the National Science Foundation through the University of Minnesota MRSEC under Award Number DMR-2011401

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