Role of Mentors
Each student research team in the Uganda-RTC will be assigned a primary mentor and connected with additional faculty experts on an as needed basis. Mentors and others will support teams in honing their research question, gathering and analyzing data, and writing a manuscript to be submitted for publication. FAQ for Mentors
Identifying a Mentor
During the application stage, each student may identify and propose a mentor from their own institution that they are interested in working with. Students are encouraged but not required to contact potential mentors early in the process to discuss their goals and research ideas.
Students may propose to work with a pre-approved mentors, or they may propose a mentor not on this list:
Pre-approved Ugandan Mentors
University of Minnesota Mentors
If you have a strong preference for the field of research in which you want to work, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the work of University of Minnesota faculty researchers active in your field of interest. Ways you can learn more:
- Familiarize yourself with faculty who are actively conducting research in Uganda through the Global Health Map
- See Global Health Faculty Associates for a list of faculty with description of their global research and expertise.
- Further explore researchers at the University of Minnesota at https://experts.umn.edu/
- Note that mentors are not required to have global health research experience - they may serve as a content expert mentor for your team's study rather than a primary mentor who would quite likely be from a Ugandan institution.
If you have difficulty identifying an appropriate mentor, please leave the "preferred mentor" space blank in the URTC application - URTC staff will assist with recruiting and matching an appropriate mentor from UMN after your team meets to discuss and determine a research question.
Questions can be directed to Molly McCoy at firstname.lastname@example.org.