The mentor/mentee dyad is essential to the success of research training. The Professional Development core aims to provide ongoing opportunities to help foster the skills needed to maintain positive relationships and productive results by offering workshops, seminars, and opportunities for investigators to find a research mentor or provide mentorship to junior early-career faculty.
Finding the right mentor or mentee can be difficult so we developed a mentor matching platform to help simplify the process. Mentor Match is designed for investigators to connect with experts who share similar research interests. We have actively worked to provide training and activities for the Great Plains IDeA-CTR partnerships in an effort to train these individuals to mentor others. In doing so and to help meet the needs of various stakeholders across institutions we offered two major training initiatives and hosted a 1-day workshop presented by the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) as well as a 2-day workshop presented by the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experience (CIMER). The goal of both of these programs was to develop a mentoring pool and formally teach our mentors on how to facilitate training at each of our partner sites.
If you are interested in mentoring or are searching for a mentor, click on the relevant link below. Mentor information provided will be used to create a profile that can be accessed by mentees via this website. Once completing the short survey, our office will contact you with additional information.
Mentoring Pool: Coming Soon!
We offer mentoring and grant-writing workshops throughout the year facilitated by both local and national organizations such as the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) and the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN).
To receive email notifications about these workshops as well as other educational and training opportunities, become a GP IDeA-CTR member by clicking here.
The goal of the Research Studios is to support the professional development of faculty who are assistant or associate professors; however, are available to all faculty including professors. With suggestions from the trainee, relevant content experts are identified to provide feedback on strengths, weaknesses, challenges, and opportunities of the trainee’s research in a one-hour session. Such consultation will not only advance the research and scholarship agendas of these faculty, it will also help expand their professional networks. The studios provide a chance to bring a more senior scholar or scholars from local and outside universities to participate in this opportunity. To learn more about Research Studios, click here.