Davis Projects for Peace Faculty Mentors

Responsibilities of the Davis Projects for Peace Faculty Mentor

1. Faculty mentor must be a Brandeis faculty member with expertise in the project area.

2. Faculty mentor advises awarded student as student develops the project and finalizes implementation.

3. Faculty mentor approves the budget (Ethics Center disburses funds and tracks expenditures).

4. Faculty mentor offers general oversight of the project.

5. Faculty mentor and student remain in contact over the summer, with the student reaching out with updates at least once per month. The purpose of the summer check-ins is to help mentor the student, answer any questions they have about the project or timeline, or provide guidelines on how they can use the funds. Another key component is to help the student stay on track with all of the Davis reporting requirements and to ensure they adhere to all deadlines. Students who feel well supported have better experiences, and it's important for them to know they have the university’s support and mentorship along the way. The faculty mentor helps the student when "issues" arise in terms of how to stay true to the project while pivoting along the way as needed.

6. Faculty mentor works in tandem with the Ethics Center to propose modifications to project or budget in the case of unforeseen events.

7. Faculty mentor approves student’s final report by September 1, following the summer during which the project is carried out.

Learn more about the Davis Projects for Peace.