Engaging Thinkers, Makers, Doers of the Next Generation

Do you want to learn more about becoming a mentor?

Are you ready to enroll as a mentor now? 

What is the NCSSM Mentorship Program?

A Forty Year Tradition of Engaging Students in Research

3000 NCSSM graduates 

have participated in 

Mentorship since 1980

200 mentors 

135 students 

9 partner institutions

2021-2022 Partners include:

Duke University, High Point University, Kaleido, NC Central University, NC State University,  RTI International, UNC-Chapel Hill, Winston Salem State University. Yale University

A Collaboration Between NCSSM and the Community


guides research 


takes ownership of the experience 


facilitates student development 


provides funding and programmatic support 

Mentor Expectations

Participating mentors are asked to:

Student Expectations

Mentorship students will:

To learn more, see publication by NCSSM administrators linked HERE

NCSSM Instructor Role

Curriculum is designed to:

Integrate soft skills in the context of the research environment to maximize professional growth 

NCSSM instructors assess student performance in the following assignments and activities (which vary by program):

NCSSM Funding and Support

Programmatic Support provided by: