AdvanceScience Mentoring round 2023/1

July 6, 2023

Topic: mentoring programs
Provider: Graduierten-Akademie (GRADUS)

Time: July 6, 2023 – July 31, 2025
  Please pay attention to the program schedule at the end of the page.
Registration close: September 30, 2023
This continuing education course is aimed at : postdocs, Junior research group leaders
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AdvanceScience Mentoring - briefly explained

AdvanceScience ist ein zweijähriges Mentoring-Programm im klassischen 1-zu-1-Format für Postdocs, Habilitand*innen und Nachwuchsgruppenleiter*innen. Im 1-zu-1-Mentoring wird ein*e Mentee mit einem*r erfahrenen Mentor*in aus den Karrierebereichen der Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft oder Gesellschaft für einen hierarchiefreien, regelmäßigen Austausch zusammengebracht. Mentee und Mentor*in entscheiden gemeinsam über die Arbeitsweise im Tandem. Es ist geplant, das Programm zukünftig jährlich zu starten.

What are the benefits for you as mentee?

  • Awareness of their own strengths and impact.
  • Gaining clarity about their own career path.
  • Access to relevant networks.
  • Support in career-relevant decision-making processes.
  • Inspiration for the implementation of their own goals.
  • Insights into work structures and processes.
  • Participation in networking activities of the Graduate Academy.
  • Support from the mentoring team during the whole mentoring program.
  • Certificate after successful participation (kick-off, reflection and closing event).

How does it work?

Step 1: In the application, including a personal interview with the Graduate Academy, the mentee indicates preferences regarding the mentor and his/her working background: 1) Academia, 2) Business or 3) Society.

Step 2: According to these preferences, a suitable mentor is searched and mentee and mentor are brought into contact by GRADUS.

Step 3: After successful matching, the mentee takes the initiative. At the beginning of mentoring, mentee and mentor jointly define the conditions for their mentoring (how to meet, frequency of meetings, topics, etc.). In the mentoring, the mentee is the driving force.

The program lasts two years. It starts with a Kick-off and ends with a Closing Event. A reflection meeting takes place after one year.

To take part in the AdvanceScience Mentoring Program, we ask the participants to pay a one-time participation fee of 75,00 Euro. This fee helps us to offer catering at the networking activities within our mentoring programs.


Call for applications

June 2023

Personal Interviews – virtually

April 25  - May 05, 2023, individual dates tbc

Kick-Off event – virtually or face-to-face

July 06, tbc
Reflection meeting – virtually or face-to-face

2024, tbc

Closing event – virtually or face-to-face

2025, tbc

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