Thank you for your interest in NeMLA Women’s and Gender Studies Caucus interdisciplinary mentorship program, which pairs graduate student and early career caucus members with established mentors within the NeMLA WGSC community.
Mentees engage with their mentors in a variety of ways, but we have heard anecdotally that the most productive relationships are those where mentors help mentees with job market advice, CV review, feedback on grant applications, guidance relating to graduate school and early career publications, offer advice on managing personal relationships and raising children, suggest career opportunities outside of academia, provide some context for how to best work with your committee and advisor, suggest how you might become more involved with women’s and genders studies concerns outside of your own university, and finally, what the world looks like for a senior professor in the field. These are just some of the ways in which mentees might interact with their mentors. Finally, because graduate students already have discipline-specific supervisors and committees, it is our strong view that mentorship outside of a mentee’s discipline allows for objective and crucial advice on many aspects of a career in academia. Therefore please expect to be matched with a mentor in the spirit of interdisciplinarity, one that builds on the breadth of our caucus members’ research interests, countries of residence, and institutional affiliations.
Use the following application to apply for a mentor. All applications must be submitted by the extended deadline of February 15 to be considered.