Launching  in  late  2020,  Global Talent  Mentoring  bridges geographic and cultural distance to connect the brightest young minds with distinguished researchers, academics, and professionals in what will become a global pool of talent development.

Why get involved?

As a mentee, you will be matched with a STEMM expert with whom you will develop an individualized talent development plan and you will receive one-on-one mentoring. You will also have the opportunity to:

  • Work on individual projects in a STEMM field
  • Network with a global community of STEMM enthusiasts and scientists

Who are we looking for?

Profoundly outstanding mentees in STEM

Prospective mentees should be about 16 years old (born in the years 2003, 2004 and 2005) and enrolled in secondary education at the start of mentoring (late 2020). Minor age variance is acceptable in special circumstances. It is important, however, that students have the necessary knowledge in order to be capable of working on projects with renowned experts.

Prospective mentees will have to show evidence of

  • Profound STEMM knowledge and/or one or more outstanding extracurricular accomplishments in a STEMM domain
  • Exceptional motivation in STEMM
  • Strong intrinsic interest in developing their skills within specific STEMM domains in a long-term support program (up to PhD level)
  • Good command of English (at least B1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages or equivalent)
  • Enrollment in upper-secondary education

What do we expect from mentees?

  • Commitment to long-term involvement
  • Readiness to participate in regular platform communication (30+ minutes per week)
  • Participation in formative evaluation studies

What is the procedure?

  • PHASE 0

    Expression of interest  |  March - May 8, 2020

    The deadline for Expression of Interest for becoming a mentee has expired. We are in the process of evaluating all prospective mentee applications.

  • PHASE 1

    Nomination of potential mentees by FORTH (pre-selection)  |  April 2020

    Based on outstanding achievement in STEMM, tremendous motivation, commitment to continued involvement in the program, and a good command of English.

    Selected students will be notified by email to submit their applications in Global Talent Mentoring program.

  • PHASE 2

    Final selection of mentees by the Mentoring Hub  |  September 2020

    Based on the same criteria.

    Selection for the first year will be finalized and participants will be notified (30 September 2020).

  • Phase 3

    Matching of mentees with mentors  |  October 2020

    Based on numerous factors such as similarity, shared interests, mentoring goals

  • PHASE 4

    Long-term mentoring  |  Late 2020

    Implementation of individualized learning pathways

    Long-term commitment by mentees and mentors comprising:

    • 1:1 MENTORING: 30 minutes weekly between one mentee and one mentor
    • MENTORING POD: Small groups of mentee and mentor pairs (e.g., project collaboration)
    • COMMUNITY: Networking with all mentees and mentors via multiple channels

© IACM / FORTH, 2020