The interdisciplinary SFCNS-YouCliN Mentoring Program is intended to support to a successful academic scientific and/or clinical career development. The mentors may provide useful and impartial advice. Furthermore, it can facilitate connecting on both a personal and professional level with leaders and role models in the field.
The Mentoring Program follows a «bottom-up» philosophy, in which interested mentees inquire about mentorship or contact with a mentor of their choice in or outside Switzerland. Furthermore, they will actively request continuous career-building advice. The Mentoring Program has been developed for students and graduates with interest in neuroscience and features the following specificities:
- Mentors and mentees are both active in the field of neuroscience
- The relationship is individual one-to-one mentoring
- The initial mentorship lasts for two years but can be subsequently extended on a yearly basis, provided both mentee and mentor agree
- Regular meetings (3-6 times per year – personal or via telephone/video-call) are expected.