Purdue’s Graduate School Mentoring Graduate Student Fellow Program

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Spring 2022-Fall 2023

The Graduate School is seeking applications from PhD students for the Graduate Student Mentoring Fellow Program beginning January 2022. Graduate Mentoring Fellows will engage with Faculty Mentoring Fellows from their college and the Graduate School as we seek to implement a 3-year mentoring improvement process in the advising relationship between faculty and graduate students.

This program seeks to recognize strengths and identify possible opportunities for improvement. The program will provide professional development activities for faculty, graduate students, and post-docs. Fellows will have the opportunity to assess/describe the mentoring culture within their college and shape programming over the next year.

We seek highly motivated individuals who are passionate about mentoring and have some unique interest or experience with mentoring programs or are engaged in research about the mentoring relationship.

The program will kick off on January 19th, 2022 with a Key Note Presentation from Dr. Melissa McDaniels, The Associate Executive Director for the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research at the University of Wisconsin. We will have several other workshops and events that day, as well.

Incentive

Graduate Student Fellows will receive a $5,000 dollar incentive for participation in the year long program. The incentive will be distributed along with the following schedule. These incentives cannot be used for salary.

Semester Incentive

SemesterIncentive
Spring – 2022 May$2,000
Summer – 2022 August$1,000
Fall – 2022 December $2,000

Expectations

Graduate Student fellows will serve one year. Terms will begin in January 2022 and extend through December 2022.

  • Meet monthly with faculty and graduate student mentoring fellows across colleges
  • Gain an understanding of the mentoring issues and culture within your college
  • Identify mentoring successes within your college
  • Influence or design programming on effective mentoring practices
  • Participate in the selection of university mentoring award recipients for faculty, graduate student, and postdoc awards

Eligibility

One PhD student from each academic college will be chosen to participate in the initiative.

Application Process: Applications are due December 10th, 2021. Submit one PDF with the following files in this order to gradschoolmentoring@purdue.edu

  1. A letter from the applicant indicating interest and any special expertise or experience regarding mentoring
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. A letter of endorsement from your advisor

Questions can be directed to Dr. Melanie Morgan email: gradschoolmentoring@purdue.edu

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