We are pleased to announce the launch of the 2021 BSI mentoring scheme.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic means that guidance and support for early career researchers is now needed more than ever. This includes advice on a wide range of topics from grant writing and funding to gaining leadership and management skills in order to navigate obstacles and challenges around their career progression.
The programme will follow a similar format to the previous years with early career members being paired up with experienced immunologists from different host institutions. Over a 12 month period, mentors and mentees will hold a series of meetings that can be used to discuss career development, barriers faced at work and overcoming tough work situations.
The BSI sees mentoring as a two way relationship that is beneficial to both mentor and mentee, allowing both parties to gain valuable insight into the other career whilst being on hand to offer advice and support when able to.
The mentoring scheme will be a long distance relationship, with the aim of meetings being held via Zoom, Skype, telephone or email. We feel that a more honest and beneficial mentoring relationship will be created when mentors and mentees from different host institutions are paired together.
Applications close on Friday 30 October 2020. For further information on the 2021 BSI mentoring scheme and details of how to apply to get involved, take a look at our mentoring webpage.