Mentoring Undergraduates: A Workshop Certificate Series for Scientist-Mentors

December 3, 2021

Part 1. Intensive Workshop: Undergraduate Research Fellowships & Writing Recommendation Letters / Developing Research Projects with Undergraduates/ Diversity & Inclusion


Workshop Intensive I is offered on three separate dates (sign up for one)

Part 1 is offered 4 times during the 2021-2022 year, you need to attend only once.

To register-


Are you mentoring or planning to mentor an undergraduate in the laboratory or field? FAS Science Education offers a series of professional development workshops for postdoctoral fellowsgraduate students, and other researchers who mentor or seek to mentor undergraduate science researchers.


The first part of the Science Mentoring Workshop Intensive I focuses on undergraduate fellowship applications (including summer programs) and writing recommendation letters. You will learn which fellowships are available for Harvard undergraduates to support their undergraduate research. Through a discussion of case studies, you will examine the role of the mentor in the application process, and how to write descriptive and accurate letters of recommendation.

The second part of the mentoring workshop focuses on developing undergraduate research projects. Mentoring an undergraduate can be both rewarding and challenging. In this workshop, you will learn how to design undergraduate-friendly research projects, set appropriate expectations, and foster effective communication. We’ll discuss several cases studies to explore these topics in more detail.


Workshop Facilitator: 

Anna Babakhanyan, PhD, MBT, Undergraduate Science Research Advisor

Science Education, FAS Division of Science



We encourage you to attend all workshops in the seriesIf you attend all of the mentoring workshops, you will be recognized with a Certificate of Completion. Information about Part 2 and Part 3 can be found here: You can register for workshops asynchronously. 


Questions: contact Anna Babakhanyan