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Mentoring

OPdA Mentoring Scheme for Postdocs

The 2019 round of this scheme is now closed to new applicants.

The scheme offers individualised formal matching between a mentee (postdoc) and a mentor drawn from outside their core research area or outside academia.

It focuses on Developmental Mentoring, where a postdocs and their mentor work together and create solutions and action plans for successful career progression and personal development.

Successful mentoring can lead to increased productivity, career satisfaction and greater reported self-efficacy in the mentee. Mentors benefit from increased self-reflection of their role and development of effective skills as a group leader.

Mentoring can be particularly useful for women and minority groups as it has been shown to reduce disparities with other academic members.

The scheme:

  • Both mentors and mentees receive training
  • Postdocs are individually matched with an academic working in a related but different research area or with a mentor from outside academia
  • Mentors and postdocs meet 4-6 times over a one-year period
  • The meetings and their contents are driven by the postdoc
  • All meetings are confidential

  

Other Mentoring Schemes for Postdocs

Institution

Contact

School of Clinical Medicine

Plant Sciences

Chemistry

Engineering Postdoc Committee

CRASSH

MRC Epidemiology Mentoring Programme for PhD students and Postdocs

Personal and Professional Development (PPD) for all staff

 

Researcher Development Programme (RDP) for Postdocs 

 

 

For any changes and additions about your mentoring scheme signposted here please contact: mentoring.opda@admin.cam.ac.uk

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