Information for Mentors

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Mentor's Curriculum Vitæ (CV)

Your CV for SURF must be a maximum of 2 pages and include the following elements. If your CV is longer than 2 pages, everything past the second page will be thrown out.

  • Name
  • Department
  • Institution: Board of Trustees, University of Arkansas
  • Brief statement of research/scholarly interests. Please list recent pertinent publications or other scholarly accomplishments. New faculty and recent faculty beginning involvement in research are urged to apply. Such faculty should describe the reasons for wanting to be involved in research.
  • List the undergraduate students with project titles you have directed in research or other scholarly activity during the last five years.

Letter of Support from Mentor

Letters of support must be presented to collection staff in a single sealed envelope with recommender's signature signed across the seal.

The mentor letter should:

  • Address student's academic (especially research) abilities and performances.
  • Indicate student's ability to complete the project.
  • Comment on student's ability to meet the schedule and to live up to commitments.
  • Outline the mentor's advisory role, explaining what the mentor has to bring to the project.
  • Outline significance of the student's project.

Important Instructions

  • Address all letters to the SURF Selection Committee.
  • Provide one original on official letterhead, placed in a sealed, signed envelope. 

Letter of Support from Faculty Members

Letters of support must be presented to collection staff in a sealed envelope with recommender's signature signed across the seal.

Important Instructions

  • Address all letters to the SURF Selection Committee.
  • Provide one original on official letterhead, placed in a sealed, signed envelope.