ARVO Global Mentorship Pilot Program

Are you an ARVO Member-in-Training or early career researcher looking for advice on general career development, work-life balance and how to actively engage in ARVO? Or are you an established scientist who wants to help develop the career of a student, trainee or early-career investigator?

As part of the pilot Global Mentoring Program, ARVO will pair 50 members-in-training and early-career scientists with a mid- to senior-ARVO mentor who will provide guidance on non-science career development, work-life balance and engaging in ARVO. The pilot program requires a year-long commitment, January – December 2018. The 2018 application period will open October 15 - November 15, 2017.

Please note: 

  • The mentor-mentee relationship is not supervised by ARVO staff.
  • The mentorship program does not include collaboration or guidance in research science. 

For more information, contact Stacy De La O at mentorship@arvo.org or +1.240.221.2904.

Mentee eligibility and application

Applicants must be ARVO Members-in-Training or early career researchers who have been an ARVO member for at least one full year and maintain active membership throughout 2018. Applicants should be in a professional transition period and in need of (non-science) career guidance from an experienced ARVO member. 

Mentor eligibility and application

Applicants must be mid- to senior-level researchers who have been an ARVO member for at least three full years and will maintain active membership throughout 2018. Applicants should be willing to provide (non-science) career guidance to an ARVO Member-in-Training or early career researcher over the course of one year.