Fellow Responsibilities

Be a NRES Graduate Fellow

NRES Graduate Fellows invest 2-3 hours per week as research mentors for a multidisciplinary team of senior undergraduate students in the NRES capstone class BAE/DAS/GENAG 582.


  • Mentor undergraduates to properly conduct research and help students find ways to bring their own knowledge, skills, and talents to interdisciplinary and collaborative work.
  • Be able to articulate advice and experiences that are easily understood by your team members and be an active listener who helps your students find solutions on their own.
  • Ensure that field work is a key part of your team's research project. At minimum, conduct a study site visit early in the semester.
  • Emphasize data analysis – quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed methods – as part of the research project.
  • Get students involved in their own training. For example, have students instruct their peers on topics or skills learned from their major that are relevant to the team's effort.
  • Help students prepare a professional oral presentation, written report or research manuscript, and poster appropriate for an professional academic conference.
  • Provide constructive feedback on student work and grade all assignments submitted by team members in a timely manner.
  • Attend scheduled class meetings and lead small groups discussions about NRES Seminar presentations and special training classes.