Chapter 3. Mentoring
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Following are examples of guidance material that deals with mentoring issues.
Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan, which provides documents including How To Get the Mentoring You Want: A Guide for Graduate Students and How To Mentor Graduate Students: A Guide for Faculty at a Diverse University.
Oregon State University:
Mentoring at Oregon State University:
The Ohio State University Graduate School Guidelines on Advising and Mentoring Graduate Students:
University of California, San Francisco Graduate Division, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Web page on mentors:
Virginia Commonwealth University’s VCU School of Medicine Faculty Mentoring Guide:
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has a number of online resources related to mentoring.
The Intramural Research Sourcebook of the NIH includes a section on ethical conduct and mentoring:
Thoughts on Choosing a Research Mentor from the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education:
NIH Biomedical Workforce Task Force Web page:
Investing in the Future: National Institute of General Medical Sciences Strategic Plan for Biomedical and Behavioral Research Training 2011, can be accessed at:
National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health. Societal Benefits of a Diverse Workforce.
The National Science Foundation’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan 2012–2016:
(Note: also use the NSF site search engine to access “postdoctoral researcher mentoring plan.”)
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC):
Compact between Postdoctoral Appointees and Their Mentors Web page:
Compact between Biomedical Graduate Students and Their Research Advisors Web page:
At the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) website, the FASEB Statement on Including Postdoctoral Mentoring Plans in Research Grant Applications and Sample Mentoring Plans and Individual Development Plan for Postdoctoral Fellows:
At the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) website, the NPA Postdoctoral Core Competencies Toolkit:
Online resources from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), including news, career advice, job opportunities, diversity issues, and a variety of other resources:
myIDP, an interactive tool for creating an individual development plan, may be accessed at:
MinorityPostdoc.org is a Web portal on the minority postdoctoral experience:
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering is a Web portal featuring resources in education and research for underrepresented minority students:
The Council of Graduate Schools website presents a variety of print resources on mentoring and best practices in the responsible conduct of research: