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Women in Science Project
6243 Parker House
Hanover, NH 03755

Phone: 603-646-3690

The Matching Process

How does matching work?

  • Top choices form:  after the interview process is complete, students submit their top choices for projects, and faculty submit their rankings of the students they interviewed.
  • Matching: WISP staff match students with faculty research mentors based on a number of factors, including student preferences, faculty rankings, and availability of funding (which may vary for projects in different science departments). 
  • Notification: students and faculty mentors will receive an email from the WISP office indicating whether or not they have been matched. The email will provide information on next steps.
  • NOTE:  students who have made arrangements to work with a faculty mentor independent of the matching process are not eligible for WISP funding.  However, they may participate in the WISP Research Internship Program if the faculty mentor has funds to pay their wages.

What if I'm not matched?

There are two rounds of matching each fall. Students and faculty who are not matched in the initial round may choose to enter a second round of matching. The second round of matching is smaller, and it includes some new projects as well as projects that were not matched in the first round.

  • Students:  There are a variety of reasons why students are not matched in Round 1. Often it is because many students apply for the same project, but the faculty mentor can only take one or two interns. If you decide to enter the second round of matching, consider broadening your scope to include projects in a variety of science departments.  Students often find an academic passion where they least expected it!
  • Faculty:  If you were not matched in the first round, you may opt to have your project be considered in the second round. Any faculty may submit new projects for consideration in the second round. 

Research Internship Program Links

Last Updated: 10/21/15