How to Contact a Lab Supervisor or Professor: A Template

If you’re a high school student interested in conducting research with a local lab or ongoing research project at a university, you need to contact faculty members and see if they would consider serving as your mentor. It can be intimidating to cold email a professor or a field expert. But remember, in most cases, people generally appreciate it when students show interest in their work. Plus, in the long run, colleges will value your initiative. The worst response you can get is that they’re at capacity or aren’t looking for students at the moment. 

Use our template to connect with professors and supervisors at labs that interest you!

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