Mentoring Resources

Advance RI-CTR is dedicated to the expansion and dissemination of the best practices in mentoring. As part of that principle, we provide the below list of resources.


*New resources will be added periodically to support our mission of providing information on the current best practices in mentoring.
  • Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experience in Research 
    • CIMER faculty and staff investigate approaches for improving research mentoring relationships for organizations and institutions. We develop, implement and evaluate mentor and mentee training using theoretically-grounded, evidence-based, and culturally-responsive training interventions and investigations.
    • CIMER has a vast array of resources available at this link.
  • National Research Mentoring Network 
    • This national network is designed to implement and disseminate innovative, evidence-based best practices to improve mentoring relationships at institutions across the country. NRMN connects highly knowledgeable and skilled mentors with motivated and diverse mentees, ranging from undergraduate students to early-career faculty, and facilitates long-term, culturally responsive interactions between them. NRMN is committed to establishing a culture in which historically underrepresented mentees successfully progress in their careers and contribute to the biomedical research enterprise. 
    • Their mission is to provide researchers across all career stages in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences with evidence-based mentorship and professional development programming that emphasizes the benefits and challenges of diversity, inclusivity and culture.
    • NRMN’s offers:
  • The Science of Effective Mentorship in STEMM
  • Looking to be a Virtual Mentor? (Or find a Virtual Mentor?)
    • Explore the National Research Mentoring Network's Virtual Mentorship Platform, where mentees are recommended mentors based on compatibility and may invite one mentor at a time to  begin a 4-month guided virtual mentorship program. Postdocs, junior faculty, senior faculty, non-faculty researchers, and academic administrators may serve as mentors. Undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs may serve as mentees.
  • Mentor Training from the University of Minnesota's CTSI
    • The Clinical and Translational Science Institute has developed free, self-paced, professional development courses designed to prepare faculty from a range of disciplines to be effective research mentors for junior faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students.
      • Expanding on their original course, “Optimizing the Practice of Mentoring” (~ 2 hrs) is now offered for Research Mentors of either 
        • Graduate Students, Fellows, and Early-Career Faculty
        • Undergraduates.
      • A more recent new course focuses on Enhancing Motivation Using the CARES Mentoring Model (~75 min)
  • National Center for Faculty: Development and Diversity
    • Brown University offers an institutional membership for affiliated faculty and staff. To login and access resources, click "Join NCFDD" and indicate your institutional affiliation. From there, users will be prompted to create a profile to sign in.  Brown faculty can also participate (at a discounted rate) for various faculty development in-person workshops that NCFDD administers. 

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