Mentoring

Alzheimer's Society mentoring programme

Alzheimer's Society offers a mentoring programme to our funded fellows, to help them obtain a permanent academic position. The programme pairs the fellows with mentors who have already reached this stage in their careers and aims to help our funded researchers to continue along their chosen career path.

The mentoring programme is part of our Dementia Research Leaders programme, which aims to support, develop and retain early career dementia researchers and ensure that dementia is at the forefront of the UK research agenda.  

If you are a UK-based researcher who is at a lecturer position or above and are interested in becoming a mentor, please email DRL@alzheimers.org.uk  for more information. Clinicians or allied health professionals who have achieved a PhD or other significant research experience are also welcome to apply to become mentors. 

Other mentoring schemes 

Mentoring programmes to support the career development of researchers are often offered by universities, research institutes, academies and societies. These can span different career stages (from PhD through to senior independent researchers) and take a variety of forms such as one-to-one or mentoring circles, with mentors also being provided from a range of career stages. See below for mentoring programmes that may be of interest to you. If you'd like further information, please email DRL@alzheimers.org.uk

Academy of Medical Sciences

The Academy of Medical Sciences mentoring scheme is open to all medically trained post-PhD scientists (not just those funded by the Academy) i.e. clinical lecturers, clinical academic trainees and clinician scientists.

www.acmedsci.ac.uk/careers/mentoring-and-careers/mentoring

British Society of Gerontology

As part of the emerging researchers in ageing programme, the society offers mentoring for early career researcher and practitioner members, who are paired with more senior members of the Society.

www.britishgerontology.org/era

Royal Society

The Royal Society mentoring programme is available to Royal Society funded early career Research Fellows throughout the first year of their Fellowship. Mentees are paired with Society Fellows

www.royalsociety.org/training/mentoring-scheme

Society for Social Medicine

For early career researchers and those new to the field, the Society offers a mentoring scheme where researchers are mentored by more senior members of the Society.

www.socsocmed.org.uk/early-career-researchers

University mentoring programmes

Many universities provide researcher mentoring schemes as institute-wide programmes or more specific schemes within faculties and departments to support career development. If you're interested in learning more or participating in a mentoring programme, please contact your university in the first instance.