The Academy's one-to-one Mentoring programme provides post-doctoral and independent biomedical and health researchers with career development support by pairing them with an Academy Fellow.
To support the continued development and delivery of the mentoring programme we have a small advisory group comprised of Fellows, emerging research leaders and early career researchers with experience and interest or expertise in this area.
If you are interested in getting involved in our Mentoring programme, follow the relevant tabs below to learn more about eligibility, the resources available and the support we offer to both mentees and mentors. Additionally, you can read what the mentees and mentors themselves have to say about the programme through case studies.
We promote an enabling, non-directive approach to help mentees make critical decisions through the developmental model of mentoring. 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.
We recommend that all early-career researchers consider finding a mentor to support their development; this may be done informally through meeting people at networking opportunities that you keep in touch with, or formally through mentoring programmes.
Our programme has funding to support people at some of the critical points in their career with mentoring from our Fellowship.
- AMS Newton International Fellowship and AMS Professorship awardees, and FLIER participants, are invited to participate in the Academy's one-to-one Mentoring programme.
- AMS Starter Grants for Clinical Lecturers and Springboard applicants are invited to participate in the Academy's one-to-one Mentoring programme regardless of the outcome of their application.
- Clinician Scientist Fellows – our programme was started to support CSFs and you can read more about the history of the programme.
- Diabetes UK funded Harry Keen, RD Lawrence, and Type 1 Diabetes Senior Fellows
- MRC funded Career Development Award holders, Skills Development fellows, New Investigator Research Grant and Programme Leader Track positions, and Senior Clinical and Non-Clinical fellowships.
- Medical Research Foundation funded fellows and Emerging Leaders Prize Winners.
- NC3Rs funded Training fellows.
- Versus Arthritis funded fellows.
- HIVE members.
The Academy’s Mentoring programme is currently only open to these groups, thanks to the funding we receive from multiple partner organisations. Many universities already have internal mentoring programmes, and we strongly encourage you to make the most of your existing professional networks to find career support.
To find out more information on setting up mentoring for your own cohorts, visit the start your scheme webpage.
All researchers are welcome to attend many of the Academy’s Career Development events, which feature inspiring talks from Fellows of the Academy and other more senior researchers, networking opportunities and the chance to enhance the ‘soft skills’ that support your research activity.
You might also be interested in signing up for our bi-monthly newsletter, which advertises upcoming events, funding calls and other opportunities for early-career researchers, please add your details.
Interested in joining the programme?
- To start the process if you meet one of the eligibility criteria above, please login or create a new account and follow the steps to register as a mentee. If you have any questions about the programme please contact us at email@example.com.
- If you would like to find out more about the programme and developmental mentoring, our free Mentoring Masterclasses provide information, training and support for eligible mentees and mentors.