The resources below are designed to be helpful, not prescriptive. Every mentoring partnership is different and it is important to work to each individual needs and situation. If you find an excellent resource you would like to share with IMNIS participants, let us know.
The National Progress Reports provide an up-to-date review of the IMNIS programs.
“With the steep rise in PhD graduations and growing demand within the private and public sectors for innovative capability, academic organisations are no longer the main career option”. This report by CSIRO’s Data61, Ribit and AMSI, examines engagement between businesses and research graduates in Australia, shares the career aspirations of today’s PhD students, and outlines which sectors employ PhD graduates. [Download pdf]
Based on workshops co-sponsored by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, this book is a collection of practical advice and experiences from seasoned biomedical investigators and includes chapters on laboratory leadership, getting funded, project management, and teaching and course design. [Download pdf]
Trainees in STEM often express the need for ‘a mentor’. What does this mean and what should mentees and mentors expect? This article by IMNIS Executive Director Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea and Senior Research Scientist Dr Charles Galea overviews how to find a mentor, the dos and don’ts of mentoring, and how to get the most out of your mentoring partnership.
This publication by Dr Jennifer de Vries takes a critical look at current mentoring research and practice and is a resource designed to build sector-wide, higher education capacity in the delivery of mentoring programs. It is equally suited to non-university contexts and is particularly applicable where culture change is desired. [Download pdf]
A check-list of recommendations from Mentorloop to kick-start your mentoring partnership and keep you on track. Top tips: take responsibility, be accountable, follow-up, set goals and heed advice. [Download pdf]
Some pointers from Mentorloop on how to be a great mentor. Key words include: empower, inspire, share and recommend. Your advice could change your mentee’s future. [Download pdf]