Mentor programs

CoEDL runs a mentoring scheme for Post-Doctoral Fellows and PhD students. The purpose of this scheme is to extend your network, and widen the sources of advice and support available to you, supplementing the kind of mentoring you already get from your supervisor. With this aim in mind, we strongly encourage you to look outside your own institution and/or node for 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 / 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, 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).

To nominate a mentor please click on the relevant link below. Please select 3 names, in order of preference. If you would like to nominate someone who is not on the list, please make a note of that in ‘comments’ and we will take that into account.  

Please nominate your mentor by Friday 20 Sept, and you will be notified of your mentor by Friday 4 October. 

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