AMS Mentorship Program

The AMS Management team iscurrently attempting to establish an AMS Mentorship Program for PhD candidates and Early Career Researchers (post-docs). The idea is to provide every researcher at AMS with the opportunity to get guidance and mentorship from a more senior member who is not directly affiliated with their project. The mentor provides guidance that is different to that given by the supervisor on issues such as career guidance, stress and time management, work/life balance, setting priorities, networking and visibility, funding opportunities, etc. For the mentor, this is an opportunity to get acquainted with issues that are most likely also affecting their own researchers and to get in contact with talented individuals outside their close network.

Also ideas from existing, external mentorship programs are being collected, but believe that offering the program within AMS will bring like-minded researchers together and help strengthen the internal structure of the institute.

  While the details of the program are yet to be established, the current plan is:

1.            Mentors include professors, early career researchers, other academic staff and 4th year PhD candidates. Mentees include PhDs and early career researchers.

2.            Interested mentors and mentees sign up for the program and follow a short course (probably online) explaining the program, their role and the expectations as mentee or mentor.

3.            After completing the course, mentees and mentors are matched based on their affiliations, career stage and interests.

4.            Mentee initiates the first contact with the mentor and provides a clear set of questions to the mentor that he/she would like to discuss during a face to face meeting

5.            Mentee and mentor meet and establish a personal work plan (e.g. 4-5 meetings spread over 10 months, or meetings as required)

 Please let us know whether you are interested in the program with the following information:

1.            Career stage: PhD (which year?)/ Early Career Researcher (post-doc) / academic staff / professor?

2.            Would you like to serve as mentee / mentor / both mentee and mentor

3.            Divisions(s): VUmc / AMC / VU / FGB / Acta / HvA?

 

Any comments or ideas on the program are welcome. Please send us your reply with return mail by September 9, 2019 at the very latest.

Please let us know whether you are interested in the program with the following information:

1.            Career stage: PhD (which year?)/ Early Career Researcher (post-doc) / senior researchers/ academic staff / professor?

2.            Would you like to serve as mentee / mentor / both mentee and mentor

3.            Divisions(s): VUmc / AMC / VU / FGB / Acta / HvA?

Please send your mail by September 9 2019, at the very latest to Lynn Bar-On: l.bar-on@amsterdamumc.nl