This is a question asked by docmeni on another thread, but I have the same question: Is there time to get involved with research during your M1 year? Is this school-dependent? How many hours/week is good to start with? Should we expect pay? My M1 year will be P/F for the firs semester and H/P/F for the second semester, so I am curious if I should be concentrating more on school and skip research all together. I'm also researching the summer before M1 and summer between M1 and M2 for a senior thesis project. I still would love to do a long-term research thing throughout the schoolyear though!