Building on the foundation of our previous TDR Global Research Mentorship open calls, we are delighted to announce this new open call. We often think about research mentorship as a multi-year life long process and forget that good mentorship starts with a series of persistent action. Enhancing research mentorship is a priority for TDR Global, a community of passionate scientists and experts working with TDR to support global research on infectious diseases of poverty. This open call will identify practices to improve research mentorship in LMIC settings. For example, from a mentee’s perspective, how do you prepare for meetings with your research mentor? From a mentor’s perspective, how do you guide a mentee in writing her/his first journal paper? From an institutional perspective, what internal policies, strategies and approaches can ensure high-quality mentorship over time?
The final deadline for contributions is December 15. The TDR Global and SESH Global are the main organizers of this contest, with strong support from partners. Guidelines for contributions are described below.