Below we summarise some existing mentoring schemes that are available in Australia and New Zealand, and internationally. It’s worth to note that some programs do require membership within that community.
Australia and New Zealand mentoring schemes
- HSRAANZ - The HSRAANZ Mentoring Program runs annually, with the call for mentees generally opening in June/ July. The formal program concludes in 12 months. Mentees must be individual members of the Association or staff/students of a corporate member.
- Women’s in Economics Network (WEN) - Currently, WEN provides mentoring programs in three of its branches: ACT, NSW and QLD. The mentors and meets meet each other for at least four times in a one year period. Mentos are from academia, government as well as industry. In NSW and QLD, mentees are early to mid-career women economists, and in ACT, mentees are women students studying economics. In addition, WEN also runs retreats with intensive career development and mentoring.
- PHAA (Public Health Association Australia) - PHAA runs a national mentoring program. Mentees are students or early career public health practitioner/researcher. Mentors are those who with more than 3 years experience in public health. The length of the program is 6 months.
- University resources - Many universities run internal mentoring programs for HDR students and/or staff. Approach your student services, research office, or faculty contacts for information about the options available at your university.
- International mentoring schemes
- iHEA - The mentorship at iHEA lasts for one year with 4 meetings between mentors and mentees. Mentees are early and mid-career researchers. To become a mentor for ECRs, at least 10 years of experience is required, and for MCRs, more than 15 years of experience is required.
- HESG - The scheme will match mentors and mentees based on shared interests in health economics methodology and or an applied area of research. 6 pairs are available each year. Four face-to-face or Skype meetings will be arranged between mentors and mentees over the year.
Resources for 1:1 mentoring from other societies
(membership of the relevant society required)