The ABIS Mentoring Programme aims to strengthen thelearning and development for Early Stage Researchers(ESRs) and to create supportive connectionsthat are necessary in orderto contribute to address today's environmental and social challenges.
Many ESRs today seek to find ways developing their careers while also contributing to make a positive impact. The programme aims toempower young academicsactive in the sustainability field, helping them reach their full potential in professional and personal development.
The core of the programme, running from each year from October to June, is a set of6-8 one-hour mentoring sessionsto ESRs in sustainability, helping them progress in their careers and make an impact on society. The programme also includes regular workshops and online calls organized by ABIS.
To learn more, keep reading or download our brochure below.
The mentoring programme is a good opportunity to advance your career, ABIS provides a well-organized program with excellent support. Highly recommended Macarena Beltran, Chile (mentee)
This program proved to be highly relevant and useful to me. The guidance of my mentor was critical to help me define a career pathway after the PhD. The relationship that I established with my mentor was excellent and I hope that it will continue in time as a valuable professional connection Josep Pinyol, Spain (mentee)
The ESRs receive 6-8 hours of 1:1 mentoring sessionsover 9 months (face to face or online) with one of our highly experienced mentors, plus workshops and support from the ABIS team. The programme has greatly helped to ESRs who could usemore support than what is provided at their universitiesand offers a safe spaceto share ideas, address challenges and test their wings free from fear and performance concerns.
If you are an Early Stage Researcher, or know of any, who:
is a PhD student in business and management studies
is at least in the second year of the PhD programme
is engaged in research focused on a sustainable development issue
is looking for guidance on how to advance their career in sustainability
wants a different perspective on tackling work-related issues
wants to develop their network and confidence
is ready to step up their personal and professional growth
…then this programme is right for you! If you want to take part in the 2023-2024 cohort, fill in the form by September 24, 2023.
In order to take part in the Mentoring Programme we ask mentees to contribute a fee of:
€500 - if your institution is an ABIS Member
€750 - if your institution is not an ABIS Member
Please note that due to the high number of expressions of interest received, we are no longer accepting submissions.
We invite highly experienced academics and business professionals to act like mentorsto ESRs wanting to flourish in their careers and to shape a more sustainable future. The expectedtime investment isa total of 10-12 hours over 9 months, including 6-8 hours of 1:1 mentoring sessions and participation to the kick-off and final meetings. What mentors receive from the relationship is invaluable - from access to fresh, new, stimulating ideas to the energy and joy of connecting with young researchers that maybe one would never meet outside of the programme!
want to invest in the future of a sustainability researcher, helping him/her grow and develop in their career
want to grow as a leader alongside the mentee and gain a fresh perspective on your own career path and research
are willing to share your expertise, wisdom and perspective with a mentee who has less experience
are willing to engage on a voluntary basis under the roof of ABIS