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Women in Science Project
6201 Parker House
Hanover, NH 03755

Phone: 603-646-3690

The Matching Process

How does matching work?

  • Online preferences form: after the interview process is complete, students and faculty fill out a form indicating their preferences
  • Matching: WISP staff match students with faculty research mentors based on multiple factors (e.g. student and faculty preferences, availability of funding) 
  • Decisions: students and faculty mentors will receive an email from the WISP office indicating whether or not they have been matched. 
    • NOTE:  students who have made arrangements to work with a faculty mentor independently of the matching process are not eligible for WISP funding. However, they may be part of 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. 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: Students may be intimidated by project descriptions that are overly technical or complex. Consider revising your project description to make it more accessible to first year students. 

Research Internship Program Links

Last Updated: 11/21/16