What is the Assistant Professor External Mentoring Program?
The Assistant Professor External Mentoring Program provides up to $1,500 in one-time reimbursement funds for pre-tenure faculty to meet with an external mentor at the home campus of the mentor, a professional conference, or at UC Merced. It is strongly encouraged that the faculty on both sides plan seminars, talks and/or networking opportunities during the visit.
It is recommended that, following the in-person visit, mentors and mentees establish a regular meeting time via phone or video communication.
How do I access these funds?
Step 1: Fill out and submit the form below.
Step 2: The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Personnel will provide email approval typically within five business days.
Step 3: Following the visit, please fill out the appropriate ACT reimbursement request. Please reference the VP-AP’s approval and sponsorship of funds for this reimbursement. This will route the approval to our office.
Reminder: All travel expenses, including airfare, hotel (up to two nights), car rental, gas, mileage, and meals (for mentor and mentee) must meet UC Merced’s travel policies.
Note: Funds must be used by June 8th of the academic year in which the request is made.
If you have any questions, please feel free to message the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Personnel: firstname.lastname@example.org
2020-2021 Academic Year
*Funds must be used by June 8th of the Academic Year