Women Researchers Mentoring Scheme (WRMS)

The Women Researchers Mentoring Scheme (WRMS) aims to promote and facilitate professional development for women researchers working at UWE Bristol, helping them reach senior research roles.

Applications for the 2019/20 scheme are now open and will close on Friday 18 January 2019.

Aims of the scheme

This scheme provides support to female staff to develop and strengthen their research portfolio. Making them more able to compete for senior research roles alongside their male counterparts. 

We address the imbalance of male and female staff in senior roles. In the longer term, this scheme helps to achieve the strategic aim of increasing the number of women in senior research roles across UWE Bristol.

What the scheme offers

This scheme offers a specified number of mentoring opportunities, which aim to provide mentees with encouragement, support and advice from experienced colleagues. In order to help the mentee realise their potential and fulfil their research career aspirations.

This will entail a nominated woman researcher being matched to a mentor, who can be a woman or man. 

Eligibility criteria

The scheme is available for all women in academic and research roles, employed by UWE Bristol who wish to develop their research careers. Professors, Associate Professors and other experienced researchers are invited to take on mentoring roles.

PhD students, staff seconded from other institutions, staff in receipt of the current Vice-Chancellor's Early Career Researcher Award and new members of staff who are being mentored as part of their probation period are not eligible to apply as mentees.

How to apply

Applications are now invited for both mentors and mentees. Please complete the relevant online application form below:

You should email your CV to the Scheme Co-ordinator, Fiona Watt, at Fiona.watt@uwe.ac.uk.

Outcomes will be notified to applicants by early March 2019.

A half-day workshop will be run for both mentees and mentors and is a compulsory part of the scheme. This is a vital opportunity for all those participating in the scheme to network with each other, learn about the importance of women progressing in research roles and the support available, and share experiences and ideas. 

In your application, please select whether you would like to apply for the morning session on Tuesday 5 March 2019 or the afternoon session on Thursday 7 March 2019.

Further details of the workshops will be notified to applicants who are matched for mentoring relationships running in 2019-20.

Resources

Useful external links

Further information

For further information, read our scheme FAQs. If you have a query, contact Fiona Watt on +44 (0)117 32 81374 or email Fiona.watt@uwe.ac.uk.

Follow us on Twitter @WomenRes_Mentor for mentoring updates, news, events and other networks supporting women in research roles.

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