If you are looking for mentoring assistance, ASM urges you to search the International Mentoring Program database for a prospective mentor who might be able to help you. Through the International Mentoring Program, experienced ASM members offer assistance to junior scientists, ranging from giving career advice to reviewing a paper for publication, from advising on a grant application to offering to host a short-term ASM International Fellow. Our ASM Mentor volunteers come from all over the world, representing all fields of microbiology, and add a truly global aspect to the International Mentoring Program. More mentors are signing up every day.
As an International Mentoring Program volunteer you will post your name, field of specialty, institution, fax, and e-mail address, along with information on the level of scientist you would be prepared to mentor. As an International Mentoring Program volunteer, you will never be required to render more assistance than your time and resources allow.
When completing your on-line profile, you can volunteer to:
- Discuss current research in the mentor's field of expertise
- Provide general information on a career in microbiology
- Provide information on furthering education - which schools in the mentor's region/country offer programs in the microbiological sciences? What courses should be taken? Are there resources for financial aid for international students?
- Provide advice and feedback to a student or professional on projects, curriculum, grant applications, or publication of research results
- Host a promising young scientist in your laboratory
Becoming an International Mentoring Program volunteer and playing an important role in promoting global science education is simple...just complete a profile on-line!