The Science Mentors
The Science Mentors program supports junior scholars (currently, Russian-speaking) by connecting them to their more senior colleagues all around the world (18 countries) in mentor-mentee pairs.
Mentors share their experience in academia, provide advice and an outside perspective, as well as help with formulating, tracking and achieving goals through 6 consecutive meetings. We believe that such one-on-one interaction may jump-start mentees' careers in science.
We focus on helping those who can benefit most from having such an opportunity. Our program is competitive; in our first cycle, we had ~160 applicants, ~60 of which were admitted. The admission decisions are made by organizers based on the applicant’s CV’s and Cover Letters.
Mentors participate in our program voluntarily. Our program does not imply any financial or other material reward — neither for the participants, nor the organizers.
- Helpful resources
In addition to matching mentors and mentees, we created a collection of useful resources which can help students in planning their research education and career, identifying opportunities, applying for competitive programs.
We also plan to launch a series of video live streams to interview various researchers on their career paths, their learnings and advice they want to share with students.