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 2020/21 scheme are now open and will close on Wednesday 15 January 2020 at 17:00.
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.
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. For access to the online application systems, please email the Scheme Co-ordinator, Fiona Watt, at Fiona.Watt@uwe.ac.uk.
Outcomes will be notified to applicants by early March 2020.
A half-day workshop will be run which is compulsory for mentees and highly encouraged for mentors as 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 afternoon session on Tuesday 3 March 2020 or the morning session on Thursday 12 March 2020.
Further details of the workshops will be notified to applicants who are matched for mentoring relationships running in 2020/21.
- Mentoring scheme handbook
- Research Development Framework – Briefing for Research Staff
- Research Development Framework – Briefing for Senior Managers
- Mentoring Agreement
Useful external links
- Mentor Net
- UK Resource Centre for Women
- The Coaching and Mentoring Network
- European Mentoring and Coaching Council