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Peer mentoring scheme

Are you a postdoc aspiring to an advance in your research career? If so, a peer group mentoring scheme could be something for you.

Postdoctoral fellows talking.

Photo: Ø. Horgmo/UiO

Each mentoring group consists of five candidates and one of the candidates is appointed by the group as chair. The group meets each month over a period of one year. All groups will be invited to 3-4 workshops during the year, organised by the Faculty. The workshops will cover different topics regarding career development, communicating research, funding and supervision. 

In the peer mentoring scheme for postdocs, you could: 

  • Explore different career paths
  • Exchange experiences and discuss with your peers
  • Develop your career plan
  • Discuss how to attract external funding
  • Explore dilemmas you encounter as a postdoc
  • Receive advice from and share experience with seniors within your field

The group can invite an external guest, a guest mentor, to as many of the meetings as they want. The guest mentor can be a senior researcher or a representative for any career path inside or outside academia that the group would like to explore. 

The work in the groups is based on a case methodology. To each meeting at least one of the participants has the responsibility to write a short description of a case that she/he would like to discuss with the group. The case can touch on any topic or dilemma related to the postdoc position. The group should also discuss and further develop the group members’ individual career plans.

The mentoring scheme has a one year duration, with annual enrollment - starting in February. 

Do you have questions? Please contact Linn Bævre


New groups will start up spring 2022. More information will be posted during the fall semester 2021.


Published Dec. 1, 2015 10:36 AM - Last modified May 12, 2021 9:27 AM