Mid-career or senior scholars, as well as professionals from outside the academy.
Graduate students at any stage of their careers or post-graduates and junior faculty within five years of receipt of their terminal graduate degree (including PhD, MA, and JD).
How it Works
• Mentors and mentees submit a short statement of interest to ISTR before the deadline and are subsequently matched by ISTR staff based on mutual interests. New: Recent mentors can fast click through to quickly join again without filling out the form.
• This one-year mentoring relationship is intended for July 2020 to June 2021. Matches will have a chance to meet at a meet-and-greet at the 14th International Conference in Montreal.
• Mentors and mentees are expected to have 3-4 conversations over the course of the duration of the program, either electronically or in person, and will include an exchange of experiences and advice. More regular communication or additional engagement is at the discretion of the mentor. ISTR will provide periodic reminders to maintain communication, however mentees are expected to initiate communication with the mentor.
• Mentors are not substitutes for the mentees’ formal supervisors or advisers. While reading of dissertation chapters or grant proposals is helpful to every junior scholar, this program defers that labor to the mentee’s local networks.No commitment to reading is required of the mentor in ISTR’s mentoring program.
• Instead,mentoring conversations should focus on career advice, professional advancement, publishing/funding strategies, and facilitating contacts.
• Many research partnerships have developed organically from ISTR's mentoring program relationships. We are delighted to hear where these partnerships occur, but your engagement beyond the ISTR Mentoring Program is not expected.