The aim of the Mentorship Program is to provide scientific and career guidance to the Chapter’s early career scientists, to help them choose their career path, develop their potential and increase their job opportunities.
This 6-month program will rely on informal and casual coaching & counseling relationship between established scientists from academia or industry (mentors) and early career scientists (mentees). Mentoring can concern - but is not limited to - general advice on career advancement, advice on fellowships or grant applications, managing work-life balance and how to make the transition from academia to industry.
Mentors use their personal knowledge, professional experience and network to provide the best possible advice, feedback and support to the mentees. You can find more information about the mentors currently involved in the program here.
Mentees are open-minded and engaged in this mentorship relation, to accelerate their personal development and boost their professional career but also to bring new perspectives to their mentors.
The 1st cohort of the Mentorship program was held between February and July 2020 and it was a great success!
The 2nd cohort of the Mentorship program will be launched in October 2020!
To apply as a mentee, contact us by mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration is open from 15th September to 15th November 2020.
The Mentorship program Committee is composed of the BNLF Local Chapter members. Their role is to design, promote and develop the Mentorship Program. Their main task is to define the scope of the program, attract participants to the program and provide appropriate matches between the mentors and the mentees. Post-matching, their intervention can be requested in case of problems between the participants (e.g. if one partner asks for rematching). In the long-term they must guarantee an effective and successful program considering the needs and availabilities of the participants.
You can find more information about the mentorship program committee here.