Mentorship program

The EMCR committee offers fellow early-mid career researchers the opportunity to obtain professional mentoring with selected leaders in relevant areas of research.  Mentors can be at any stage of their careers (A to E) and be basic scientists, clinical or public health researchers.

This 12-month program includes mentors and mentees across the Alfred Research Alliance including the CCS, SPHPM, Baker Institute, Burnet Institute and Alfred Hospital, whereby early and mid-career researchers are paired with a mentor to discuss career planning. Mentors and mentees are encouraged to meet each month to discuss topics such as grant writing, fellowships and career disruptions.  The EMCR committee mentorship team has been running this program since 2010. We plan to launch the next program in late 2019 to start in early 2020.

The objective of the mentoring program is to give EMCRs the opportunity to interact with a senior person outside their immediate area of work who, through years of experience, can provide them with guidance in important aspects of research career development. These may include applying for fellowships and grants, writing manuscripts, applying for promotions etc.; however, the mentee may also seek the mentor’s guidance on other specific aspects of their career that need further development.  Some additional resources to help mentees and mentors get started are below.

For queries about 2019/2020 program Contact Moeen Riaz on

Mentorship program archive