The UNM Office of the Vice President for Research and the Undergraduate Research, Arts and Design Network (URAD) are seeking nominations for the Faculty-Mentored Research Award. This joint award is given annually to an outstanding undergraduate researcher and their faculty research mentor based upon the demonstration of a strong research partnership. 

In addition to quality of research and research outcomes, this award recognizes successes in developing a collaborative relationship and prioritizes aspects of the research process that contribute to the professional growth of the student. As part of UNM’s WeR1 initiative, this award develops UNM’s tenet “Research Is Education” by promoting a culture of diverse research participation, while advancing UNM students into successful futures, and increasing capacity for research to impact society.

Nominations for the 2023 award must be submitted via InfoReady by May 31Award selections will be made in June.

Faculty award recipients will receive a $2,500 prize to be awarded as an honorarium or a contribution to their research index. Student award recipients will receive a $1,500 cash prize. Both will be publicly recognized during the Research & Discovery Week in the fall. 

If you have any questions or require assistance submitting materials, please contact:

  • Assistant Vice President for Research Melissa Emery Thompson at:
  • URAD Director Tim Schroeder at