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Peer Mentors

What do peer mentors do?

Emory Peer Mentors:

  • Support undergraduate researchers participating in the Scholarly-Inquiry and Research Experience (SIRE) Program.

  • Support Graduate Fellows in teaching and mentoring.

  • Work with a small subset of SIRE Undergraduate Scholars and serve as a TA for SIRE Graduate Fellows.

What are the responsibilities of a peer mentor?

A peer mentor’s responsibilities include:

  • Assist with facilitating SIRE sessions and meeting one-on-one with the SIRE Graduate Fellow and SIRE Undergraduate Scholars.

  • Give feedback to SIRE undergraduate scholars and facilitate small group interactions.

  • Participate in weekly SIRE class meetings and in Undergraduate Research Programs (URP) committees.

  • Support URP events.

Peer Mentors provide a valuable resource toSIRE Undergraduate Scholars by providing mentorship and sharing their own experiences as previous Research Partners.

Students may participate as a Peer Mentor using work study or for course credit.


  • SIRE Program alumnus.

  • In good standing with research group.

  • Registered for 18 credit hours or less including SIRE 299.

  • Complete an application form which opens on January 31, 2023 and closes on May 26, 2023


  • Attendance and participation in weekly SIRE 299 class.

  • One on one mentoring with SIRE Undergraduate Scholars.

  • Participation in the Spring Symposium and other URP events.

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