Mentor Application

2017 Mentor Application Form

Mentor applications are now being accepted for the 2017 program. The goal of a YSF mentor is to encourage the students to explore their passion for science and acquire the research skills necessary to pursue a career in science and/or medicine. All mentors are required to be invested in training and educating students in their research projects as well as providing a welcoming environment that will allow the student to feel comfortable to ask any questions. Faculty members should assign an individual in their lab who will serve as the student’s supervisor and this individual will provide continuous support and guidance to students on a daily basis.

Thank you for your interest in serving as a mentor for the Summer Research Program for The Young Scientist Foundation.

Please fill out the mentorship record form and the online form below. Contact if you have any questions.


Mentorship Record Form*



Date of Birth:

Permanent Home Address:

City, State, Zip Code:

Mailing Address (if different):

City, State, Zip Code:

Cell phone:

Email address*:


Name of Employer*:

Address (if different):

City, State, Zip Code:

Research Specialization*:

How many students can you host in your lab this session*:

  • Assess who in the lab can commit to supervising and training a summer student
  • Help the student complete all required paperwork to start working in the laboratory
  • Inform student on what safety classes are required
  • Develop a project and experiments that the student can accomplish in ten weeks
  • Introduce the student to the laboratory personnel especially the person who will be supervising them
  • Have one-on-one meetings every couple weeks in order to provide constructive feedback
  • Provide student with career advice and discuss alternative careers
  • Guide the student in writing a project report at the end of the ten weeks
  • Encourage students to seek higher education
  • Contact program administration as needed to discuss any concerns
  • Dedicate 1 hour a week to meet with student


Please upload a copy of your current Curriculum Vitae.


Please fill out and upload a copy of your mentorship record.

You can also submit your documents separately to Doug DeGirolamo at

Or via standard mail to:
The Young Scientist Foundation
c/o Doug DeGirolamo
School of Medicine
Wood, Room 29E
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-4923