Applications to the second run of the University of Stirling (UoS) and Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) joint international Mentoring Partnership Programme are open now, and will close on Friday 6th December 2019.

The first run of this fully funded programme took place in June 2019. The second run planned for early May 2020 again seeks to create two-way academic and research capacity-building mentoring relationships by developing mentor and mentee skills in both UoS and UNESP. We are seeking to train 8 mentors and 8 mentees in Run 2; with equal numbers of participants drawn from both universities.

Applicants for mentor training should be established, experienced research-active academics with a strong motivation to help develop the careers of early career research academics. Mentee applicants should be qualified to Doctoral level, with several years of post-doctoral research experience.  This programme is NOT open to doctoral students.

This inclusive, equitable programme is based on the UoS mentoring scheme accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

Training will take place at UoS for all applicants. Cultural and social sharing and co-learning will form a natural part of this programme.  Potential mentors and mentees will share most training sessions and all social activities, maximising the opportunities for mentor-mentee pairs to form during the training week.

The IMPP is open to all research-active academics in UoS and UNESP, from any discipline, who are contributing to research and capacity-building activities in any of the three areas of mutual interest to both Universities:    

  • Bio-diversity and Climate Change
  • Sustainable Development
  • Inclusive, Diverse Societies

We aim to have an equal gender balance across programme participants.

Additional call details and FAQs are available.

Applications to the programme close on Friday 6th December 2019.

Please send enquiries to Dr Ian Law at UoS: