Mentoring Programme

The Academy's one-to-one Mentoring programme provides postdoctoral biomedical and health researchers with career development support by pairing them with an Academy Fellow or senior academic.

If you are interested in getting involved in the Mentoring programme, follow the relevant tabs below to learn more about eligibility, the resources available and the support the Academy offers to both mentees and mentors. Additionally, you can read what the mentees and mentors themselves have to say about the programme here.

We promote an enabling, non-directive approach to help mentees make critical decisions. Mentors provide a framework for making career choices and act as a signpost to information and resources.

The paperwork associated with the scheme is purposely kept to a minimum, however, the office contacts mentees from time to time to confirm that the relationship is active and working, and to provide support, where necessary.

Eligibility

The Academy's one-to-one Mentoring programme offers UK-based postdoctoral clinical researchers and postdoctoral biomedical and health researchers the opportunity to be mentored by an Academy Fellow.

 

Eligibility for Postdoctoral Clinical Researchers:

  • NIHR funded clinician scientists, clinical lecturers, including locally recognised clinical lecturers, or any other fully NIHR funded medical or dental trainees at post doctoral level or above, including awards such as PDF and CDF.
  • MRC funded Clinician Scientist Fellows.
  • Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers applicants are invited to participate in the Academy's one-to-one Mentoring programme regardless of the outcome of their application.

Eligibility for Postdoctoral Non-clinical Researchers:

  • MRC funded Career Development Award holders, Skills Development Fellows and Programme Leader Track positions.
  • Springboard applicants are invited to participate in the Academy's one-to-one Mentoring programme regardless of the outcome of their application.

Eligibility for ACFs and PhD Applicants:

The Academy’s Mentoring programme is currently only open to postdoctoral researchers, but you can still benefit from our career development events.

Pre-doctoral researchers are welcome to attend many of the Academy’s career development events which feature networking opportunities and the chance to enhance your ‘soft skills’.

You might also be interested in signing up for the Mentoring and Careers e-bulletin which lists upcoming events, funding opportunities and information for researchers at all career stages. To sign up, please get in touch with the Academy office at mentoring@acmedsci.ac.uk.

Many universities already have an internal mentoring programme for Academic Clinical Fellows and we strongly encourage you to make the most of your existing professional network for the necessary career support. For information on starting your own Mentoring programme, follow this link.

 

Interested in joining the programme?

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