Are you trying to get your research career off the ground?Are you finding it hard to balance research with your other commitments?Would you like the support and guidance of an experienced, senior researcher?
The Flinders University Researcher Mentoring Scheme, coordinated jointly through the Professional Development Unit and Research Services Office, is a strategy to support early-career researchers and research staff new to Flinders (mentees). Mentees are assisted in developing and maintaining a one-on-one mentoring partnership with a mentor who is a senior Flinders academic staff member.
The 12-month scheme is based on an empirically validated scheme that shows mentees achieve many positive outcomes such as getting promoted, more peer review publications, higher grant income and being more strategic within the University environment.
Researcher Mentoring Scheme 2013
2 May 2013
Please note that applications to participate in the 2013 scheme are no longer being accepted. Expressions of interest will be called in November 2013 for the 2014 Researcher Mentoring Scheme. In the interim, please contact email@example.com if you have any queries.
22 April 2013
The Researcher Mentoring Scheme 2013 - Facts and Figures
- There are 29 mentees and 29 mentors, paired in one-on-one partnerships.
- 2 mentees are from regional and remote campuses (Port Pirie; Alice Springs)
- 13 staff are new to Flinders, having commenced in the last 2 years
- Each of Flinders' Faculties is represented, feeding mentees and/or mentors into the scheme.
- 24 female mentees; 5 male mentees
- 15 female mentors; 14 male mentors
16 April 2013
Scheme Management Change
Please note management of the Flinders University Researcher Mentoring Scheme will return to Dr Marina Delpin after today, 16th April 2013.
If you have any queries relating to the scheme, please contact Marina on 8201 3873 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
15 March 2013
2013 Scheme Launch
The 2013 Researcher Mentoring Scheme (RMS) was launched on 15th March, following the success of the inaugural 2012 scheme. Dr John Costi, a mentee from 2012, spoke of his positive experiences and the successes stemming from being a participant. Scheme sponsor, Professor David Day, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), and key scheme supporters Naomi Madsen (Acting Manager, Professional Development Unit) and Dr Gayle Morris (Director, Research Services Office) also addressed attendees, wishing everyone well for the year.
Dr John Costi (2012 Mentee)
Professor David Day, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Many 2013 mentees and mentors in attendance met face-to-face for the first time at this relaxed Friday afternoon event. The 2013 intake has matched 26 early-to-mid-career researchers, up to 10 years post PhD, with 26 experienced academic staff from outside their own discipline. The scheme runs University-wide with all Faculties being represented, plus rural and remote staff.
Dr Sarah Harmer-Bassell (mentee), Dr Marina Delpin, Dr Gayle Morris
Mentors; Assoc Prof Peter Catcheside, Prof Leon Lack
Mentees; Dr Christina Hagger, Dr Kirstin Ross, Dr Fiona Rillotta, and Prof Ellen McIntyre (mentor)
Dr Amy Slater (mentee), Dr Ula Alexander, Dr Sean Fitzgibbon (mentee)
The RMS is open to researchers who have finished their PhD in the past 10 years and researchers new to Flinders are welcome to participate in this annual program.
Are you trying to get your research career off the ground?
Are you finding it hard to balance research with your other commitments?
Would you like the support and guidance of an experienced, senior researcher?
THE FLINDERS UNIVERSITY RESEARCHER MENTORING SCHEME
The Professional Development Unit together with the Research Services Office are pleased to announce the opening of the 2013 Flinders University Researcher Mentoring Scheme. This is a call out for expressions of interest from potential mentors and mentees to participate in the 2013 program, commencing in February.
Am I eligible to participate?
Continuing and fixed-term staff are eligible to participate as mentees if they are less than 10 years post-PhD conferral. You must work at 0.4 or more FTE.
Mentors: We are keen to recruit academic staff members who work at Flinders University, including adjunct.
Why should I consider mentoring?
Flinders University offers mentoring as a strategy to assist early-stage researchers with their careers. The mentoring scheme is based on an empirically validated scheme that shows mentees achieve many positive outcomes such as getting promoted, more peer review publications, higher grant income and being more strategic within the University environment.
What does being in the mentoring scheme involve?
Researchers who participate in the mentoring scheme are matched with a senior university academic who acts as their mentor. The mentoring scheme co-ordinator provides training and support for the establishment and maintenance of one-on-one mentoring partnerships.
How do I participate or find out more?
The scheme is co-ordinated by Dr Ula Alexander, Project Manager: Research Mentoring on ext. 13873. She is available to discuss any questions, etc. that you may have about the mentoring scheme.
Researcher Mentoring Scheme 2012In 2012, a cohort 25 mentees and 25 mentors are participating from across the University’s 4 Faculties, the Centre for University Teaching and 4 regional and interstate campuses.
Mentees and mentors underwent training in February in understanding mentoring. Mentees have since been assisted in developing and maintaining a one-on-one mentoring partnership with a mentor who is a senior Flinders academic staff member.
Enquiries about the Researcher Mentoring Scheme can be directed to the Project Manager, Dr Ula Alexander, either via email Ula.Alexander@flinders.edu.au or phone 8201 3873.
3 October 2012
The Researcher Mentoring Scheme features in Research Pulse
A successful mentoring partnership that has arisen from the Researcher Mentoring Scheme is profiled on page 2 of the Faculty of Health Sciences newsletter, Research Pulse (PDF 3MB) , September 2012. The partnership has been successful even though it involves researchers in vastly different research areas (Public Health and Nanotechnology) and physically different locations (Alice Springs and Adelaide).
Congratulations to both Associate Professor Melissa Lindeman and Associate Professor Amanda Ellis.
21 August 2012
Information and Review Session for Mentees, September 27
An “Interim Review of Mentoring” session will be held for mentees on September 27 in the SILC building, 9.15-10.45am as part of the overall program.
This is an opportunity for mentees to meet and review their mentoring progress as well as learn about “Research Profile Building” from guest speakers:
- Peter Gill (Head of News and Media, MACO) and Dr Paul Gardner-Stephen (Shuttleworth Fellow, Flinders Flinders University Rural, Remote & Humanitarian Telecommunications Fellow, Manager of the Serval Project). Peter will talk about the profile-building support, such as media training, provided by MACO. Paul will talk about his research path which has successfully used media to engage with a wider audience and thus grow his research capacity.
2 April 2012
During Dr Marina Delpin's period of maternity leave, we are pleased to announce the arrival of Dr Ula Alexander in April 2012 as the Project Manager handling the Mentoring Scheme for the next 12 months.
If you have any queries relating to the scheme, please contact Ula on 08 8201 3873 or email her: email@example.com
30 March 2012
The Flinders University Researcher Mentoring Scheme features in InDaily
Follow the link below to read the 2nd March 2012 headlining article in InDaily;
22 March 2012
The scheme is formally launched for 2012!
Prepared by Marina Delpin and Nikki Johnson
Celebratory wine, cheese and nibbles marked the launch of the 2012 Researcher Mentoring Scheme, on the afternoon of Friday 2nd March. Key supporter of the scheme, Professor David Day, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), addressed the fifty guests, made up of Executive Deans of Faculties, Deans of Schools, and Professional Development and Research Services staff involved in the scheme as well as mentees and mentors participating for 2012. This event gave paired mentees and mentors the opportunity to meet for the first time in a relaxed atmosphere.
Dr Eva Kemps (mentor), Prof Kevin Wainwright (mentor) and Dr Wendy Abigail (mentee)
Mentees; Dr Chris Barry and Dr Lisa Schmidt
The 2012 inaugural intake has matched twenty-five Early Career Researchers with twenty-five academics from outside of their own discipline. Flinders campuses at Darwin, Alice Springs, Mt Gambier and the Barossa Valley are represented.
Dr Chris Brebner (mentee), Dr Marina Delpin, Prof Dean Carson (mentor)
It's about fostering the research culture within Flinders and promoting research excellence, which is largely measured by research output and grant income," Professor Day said. By supporting Early Career Researchers, Flinders aims to enhance its quality research outputs and ethos.
Prof Sharyn Roach-Anleu (mentor) and Dr Rachel Popelka-Filcoff (mentee)
This program, managed by Marina Delpin, is open to researchers who have finished their PhD in the past five years, and also those who have joined Flinders in the past two years, but have only completed their PhD up to ten years ago.
It is anticipated that a call for mentors and mentees will occur in the latter half of this year for the 2013 intake.
Prof David Day and Dr Marina Delpin
15 March 2012
Statistics and Information on the 2012 Mentoring Scheme Cohort
- There are 25 mentees and 25 mentors. They have been paired in one-on-one mentoring partnerships.
- 3 mentees and 1 mentor are from regional and interstate campuses (Alice Springs; Darwin; Mt Gambier; Barossa Valley).
- 11 mentees are staff new to Flinders (having commenced in the last 2 years, and completed their PhD in the last 10 years).
- 14 mentees are staff classed as Early Career Researchers, having completed their PhD in the past 5 years, but have worked at Flinders for longer than 2 years.
- Each of Flinders' faculties is represented, feeding in mentees and/or mentors to the scheme.
- Gender divisions:
21 female + 4 male mentee participants
11 female + 14 male mentor participants