Contact Potential Research Mentor

Example Email to Potential Faculty Research Mentor 

Subject: [Astronomical and Planetary Science, Astrophysics, Astrobiology, Biogeoscience, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Exploration System Design, Geological Sciences] student interested in research opportunities

Dear Dr. Xxx,

I am a xxx-year student in the xxx major, and I am interested in getting involved in research related to xxx. I have browsed your website and am particularly interested in your work xxx, but I am also interested generally in learning more about the scientific research process. **Add a few sentences about yourself, and your possible career interests** If you’d like to learn more about me, I’ve attached my resume and unofficial transcripts.

I would appreciate the chance to talk with you about your research and about possible research opportunities in your lab. Thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing from you.


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