Mentoring programmes in (neuro)science

Mentoring programme Country Target mentees
African Science Frontiers Initiative (ASFI) Mentoring Program Africa PhD students, independent researchers, research institutes, other interested persons or institutions in Africa
Collaboration for Research Excellence in Africa (CORE) Research Mentorship Scheme Africa Students, early- and mid-career researchers in Africa
The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) Mentorship Scheme Africa Early to mid-career scientists who have completed their PhDs and are working in Africa-based higher education or research institutions
Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) Australia PhD Students and early to mid career researchers based in Australia
Elevate: Boosting Women in STEM Australia Anyone who identifies as a woman or as non-binary and plans (and is eligible) to commence a new course at an Australian university in 2024
Biomedical Science Peer Mentoring at Monash University Australia First year undergraduate students at Monash University
Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) Australian Chapter Mentoring Program 2022 Australia Early and mid-career researchers in Australia looking to expand their support network in and/or out of academia
In2science eMentoring program Australia High school students in low socio-economic schools in Victoria, Australia
STEM Industry Mentoring Program Australia Undergraduate and Masters students enrolled at the University of Melbourne's Faculty of Science or Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT)
UTS Women in STEM Research (WiSR) Mentoring Program Australia All women, including cis-and trans-women, and gender diverse people studying a higher degree by research at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Faculty of Engineering and IT
UTS Lucy Mentoring Program Australia All cis- and trans- women and gender diverse people studying undergraduate degrees or Masters by Coursework at UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT
Australian L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Regional Young Talents Program: Mentoring Scheme Australia/New Zealand Women STEMM PhD candidates based in Australia or New Zealand
BeWise Mentoring Program Belgium Women at the beginning of their scientific careers who are typically in their third-year doctoral studies or postdoc
Mentoring @ the KU Leuven Faculty of Science 2020 Belgium Women PhD students and postdocs at KU Leuven
STEM Fellowship mentorship programs Canada High school and undergraduate students based in Canada
McMaster University Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences Mentoring Program Canada All members of the McMaster Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences
McMaster Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Mentorship Program Canada Women in STEM community in Hamilton and surrounding cities
McMaster Life Science Peer Mentorship Program Canada First and second-year students at the McMaster Life Science Program
Collaborative Program In Neuroscience (CPIN) Undergraduate Mentorship Program Canada Senior undergraduate students at the University of Toronto
The Neural Network Mentorship Program Canada 1st and 2nd year undergraduate students at the University of British Columbia Neuroscience Program
Danish Society for Women in Science (DANWISE) Mentoring Program Denmark Women scientists based in Denmark
Femmes et Sciences Mentorat France PhD students enrolled in the University of Montpellier, Paris-Saclay or Toulouse in France
France Cerebellum Club Mentoring France Young researchers (PhDs, postdocs, early career researchers) based in France
Université Côte d'Azur (UCA) mentoring programs France Doctoral and post-doctoral students at UCA wishing to pursue a career in the private or academic sector
Tandem Mentoring Program at Charité Berlin Germany Women scientists at Charité Berlin
FraMeS – Mentoring-Program for Female Scientists Germany PhD-Candidates, postdocs and junior professors at the University of Siegen
BIGS Neuroscience Mentorship Germany PhD students at the Bonn International Graduate School (BIGS) of Neuroscience
African Research Talents Experiencing Mentoring In Science (ARTEMIS) programme 2022 Germany/Africa Students/junior scientists at African universities/research institutes and junior scientists at Max Planck Institutes
Women in STEM Research (WISR) Mentorship Program India Pre-final/final year undergraduate or Masters students in India and interested in research
ReAct (Research Activation): Building Opportunities for the Future STEM Scientists in India India First year undergraduate students in STEM in India
Return2India Mentorship Program India Graduate students, postdocs, early career researchers who are 1) currently residing outside India and exploring their options to transition back to Indian STEM sectors and/or to collaborate with STEM professionals in India, or 2) returned to India in the past 2 years and in the process of integrating in Indian STEM ecosystem
MITS Gwalior Mentor-Mentee System India First year undergraduate students at Madhav Institute of Technology and Science (MITS) Gwalior
SPROUT mentorship program 2021 India Students based in Jammu & Kashmir, India, interested in STEM careers
Science Gurus Mentorship Program India High school and undergraduate students based in India
Mentoras en la Ciencia 2021  Latin America & Caribbean Women researchers affiliated with a higher education institution in Mexico
W-STEM Mentoring Network Latin America & Caribbean/Spain First year undergraduate women students in the Network's affiliated 11 institutions across 6 countries
Brain Gain Mentorship Program Portugal Undergraduate students based in Portugal
Swiss Federation of Clinical Neuro-Societies (SFCNS) / YouCliN Mentoring Program Switzerland Masters student in neuroscience, neuropsychology, human medicine or any related field; PhD student, postdoc or resident below the age of 40 in Switzerland
British Neuroscience Association (BNA) Scholars Programme UK Final year undergraduate, Masters or PhD students from underrepresented backgrounds affiliated with UK Higher Education Institution
Mentoring at the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology UK Different offerings for Masters and PhD students, non-clinical/clinical Research and Academic staff at UCL IoN
Academy of Medical Sciences mentoring Programme UK Post-doctoral and independent biomedical and health researchers based in the UK
India Graduate Mentorship Programme 2023-24 by Project EduAccess UK/India Final year undergraduate students in India from marginalised communities who wish to pursue postgraduate studies abroad
SfN Neuroscience Scholars Programme USA Graduate students and postdocs from underrepresented backgrounds, citizens or permanent residents of the US
Diversity in STEM Mentoring Programs at Harvard USA Harvard undergraduate and graduate students, IT staff who hold marginalised gender identities
HHMI Scientific Mentorship Initiative USA Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) scientists
Cedars-Sinai's Scholarships and Pathways in Neuroscience Program USA 3rd or 4th year undergraduates, graduate students and those in or awaiting acceptance to medical school or a residency program, based in the US
Diverse Neuroscientists Doctoral Training Series (DeNDriTeS) USA Advanced predoctoral students at the New York University
UCLA Undergraduate Neuroscience Scholars Program USA Sophomore and junior undergraduate students in Neuroscience, Physiological Sciences, Psychobiology and other neurobiology-related fields enrolled at UCLA or any other accredited University in the US
Johns Hopkins Neuroscience Scholars Program USA US-based rising college freshman or sophomore, accepted into an accredited college program in neuroscience, self-identified as underrepresented or deaf/hard-of-hearing (D/HH)
O’Donnell Clinical Neuroscience Scholars Program USA Junior faculty at UT Southwestern Medical Center
Mentoring Institute for Neuroscience Diversity Scholars (MINDS) Program USA Diversity (underrepresented minorities as defined in the US) junior faculty members in the neurosciences in US academic institutions
ASM Future Leaders Mentoring Fellowship USA Master's and doctoral graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds and members of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
Women in Science at Yale (WISAY) mentoring 2020-21 USA Undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs at Yale
MASS Association for Women In Science (AWIS) Mentoring Circle Program USA Members of National AWIS and MASS AWIS
National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) USA Researchers across all career stages in the biomedical, behavioural, clinical, and social sciences in the US
Neuroscience Early Stage Scientist Training Program  USA Graduate students and early stage scientists at the University of Chicago
Mentorship for Underrepresented STEM Enthusiasts (MUSE) USA URM, particularly Black and/or Native individuals and their intersecting marginalised identities in STEM fields
Neurobiology Club Mentorship Program  USA Undergraduate students at the University of Washington interested in learning how to get into the Neuroscience or Biology major
OSU Mentorship Program USA Undergraduate students at the Ohio State University (OSU)
Neuroscience Roadmap Scholars Program  USA Graduate trainees at the University of Alabama Birmingham graduate school that are US citizens or permanent residents
Carolina Psychology and Neuroscience Mentorship Program USA Undergraduates majoring in Psychology or Neuroscience at UNC Chapel Hill
PSU Mentoring Academy USA Portland State University (PSU) faculty looking to become mentors
Science Sistas Mentorship Program USA Students across the US interested in applying to professional healthcare programs
UCLA-HBCU Neuroscience Pathways Summer Program USA Undergraduate students that attend historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the US
Graduate Student Mentorship Initiative (GSMI) by Científico Latino USA US-based students from minoritised backgrounds applying to STEM Master's and PhD programs
Flux mentorship match-up program USA/Global Range from highschool students to faculty level
Duke Neuroscience Mentoring Program 2020-21 USA/Global Anyone interested in the Duke graduate/medical school
Women in STEM Mentorship Program USA/Global Women students studying a STEM field at a university anywhere in the world
Black in Neuro (BiN) Mentorship Program USA/Global BiN Members - undergraduate or graduate students interested in neuro-related fields, postdocs, individuals transitioning between degrees (e.g., research assistant's or post-baccalaureates)
Neuromatch Academy USA/Global Anyone interested in following a career in neuroscience either in academia or in industry, with some background in coding
World Women in Neuroscience (WWN) mentoring program USA/Global Women at any career stage in neuroscience worldwide
Action Potential Advising Program by Simply Neuroscience USA/Global High school or undergraduate students living anywhere
LatinX in AI Mentoring Program USA/Global LatinX identifying early career professional or student living and working anywhere in the world
OHBM online international mentoring programme USA/Global Range from undergraduate/ Masters/ PhD to postdocs to early career PIs
Women in Machine Learning (WiML) Mentorship Program 2023-2024 USA/Global Women and non-binary graduates and post-graduates applying for degree programs and industry jobs, respectively, in machine learning.