Mentor programs

CoEDL runs a mentoring scheme for Post-Doctoral Fellows and PhD students. The purpose of this scheme is to extend the network for post-docs and PhD students, and widen the sources of advice and support available to them, supplementing the kind of mentoring they already get from their supervisor.

From 2018, we have combined the post-doc and PhD mentoring schemes into one, and we also have several new post-docs and PhD students, so we would like ask that you to re-nominate a mentor. The scheme is entirely voluntary, but all CoEDL post-docs and PhD students are encouraged to participate. For post-docs, mentors are drawn primarily from CoEDL CIs, and for PhD students, from CoEDL post-docs (though it is possible to nominate a mentor from outside these suggested pools if you desire).

While the specific role of the mentors varies depending on the needs, interests and personalities of the mentor and mentee, for 2018 we encourage project-based mentoring in which you nominate a mentor for a specific project you are working on (e.g. a publication, a job application, a grant application, etc.; though bear in mind that a mentor may then be ineligible as an assessor esp. for grant schemes).

If you believe that your current CoEDL mentor will work well for the specific project you have in mind, then you are welcome to re-nominate that same mentor; but you are also just as welcome to nominate a new mentor, and thereby broaden your network further.

Please fill in the attached form to nominate your mentor. You will be asked to list three possible mentors, from which you will be assigned one.       

The scheme is coordinated by CI Catherine Travis. If you have any questions please contact

  • Australian Government
  • The University of Queensland
  • Australian National University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Western Sydney University