Planning a career in memory studies – an interdisciplinary and relatively new field – can be daunting. Our MSA Mentorship Programme seeks to provide assistance to junior memory scholars (and those who would like to move into practice-oriented fields) by matching them with more experienced colleagues. The mentorship programme is primarily aimed at early career scholars, although colleagues at other career stages are also welcome to apply. Applications from prospective mentees will be considered twice a year: October 31st and March 31st. Applications can be submitted at any time, but will be processed after each deadline.
The larger goal of the MSA Mentorship Program is to build a more supportive environment and culture within the memory studies community. The MSA regards its role as facilitator of mentorship relationships: we provide guidelines, advice, and mentorship agreement templates and help match mentors with mentees. Beyond this, the responsibility for building a productive mentorship relationship is yours!
If you want to hear about the programme, and about mentorship structures in general, watch our latest dMSA session.
Please note you must be a member of the MSA in order to participate in the Mentorship Programme. If you are already an MSA member, visit the programme’s page and start the process. If you are not a member yet, have a look at our membership options and join us today!