The Office of Undergraduate Peer Research Mentor Programs connects students both entering and continuing in research with a community of their peers and a mentor. There are two kinds of peer mentors that are available to support you:

Workshop Peer Mentors:

The Science Research Workshop program and the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Research Workshop both have peer mentors who help students to find research opportunities, support students entering research to find or create research opportunities. The bulk of their work is mid-Fall through Winter term.  They often support students working on applying for summer URGs through the research workshop series programs.  If you’re interested in learning more about workshop peer mentors, click here.

Research Peer Mentors:

These peer mentors play an important role to help develop a positive and engaged community of student researchers at Northwestern, and help students new to undergraduate research navigate the process, particularly for the cohort of Summer URG winners. These peer mentors are recruited in late Winter/early Spring term and serve through the Fall Quarter of the following year.  they are often OUR’s ambassadors at fairs and other outreach events.  If you’re interested in learning more about research peer mentors, click here.


Our peer mentors are an important part of the Office of Undergraduate Research’s campus presence.  They come from different places geographically, from our various schools, and span a variety of majors and interests.  They are happy to share their enthusiasm for research with you.  You can learn more about all of our peer mentors here.