You qualify for applying for this program if you are a female doctoral student in your 3rd year or above or a female postdoc in one of the six institutions of the ETH Domain during the entire time span of your mentoring project. Fix the Leaky Pipeline offers two rounds. The second round will start in spring semester 2019 lasts for one year (first round spring 2018-spring 2019.)
Applications are closed for the second round. The pre-selection of candidates is currently under process. The working group commission will then make a final decision and candidates will receive confirmation of their selection on March 8.
Save the Dates:
A kick-off event will be organised on April 30 to launch the program. An intermediate event is planned on October 3. Both events will be held simultaneously at EPFL & ETHZ.
How to find a suitable mentor?
A suitable mentor may come from academia (professor, senior scientist or group leader) or industry. She or he is a person who, at least for some aspects of her or his career path and experience, could be a role model for you. Your potential mentor may but does not have to work in the same institution as you do. In any case, your mentor should not be your boss. You should also consider possible conflicts of interest if there is a (potential) situation of competition between you and a mentor.
If you do not have any suggestions on a potential mentor, the project coordination will give you advice on how to find a mentor.
If you already have identified (a) potential mentor(s), please indicate her/his/their name(s) in the application form.
Mentees commit to regular participation in the mentoring meetings (at least 5 meetings during the time of the mentoring program). The mentee is responsible for maintaining the mentoring relationship. She invests sufficient time in the mentoring project (approximately two hours per meeting, including preparation and participation in the Kick-off event and the intermediate event).
The assessment of the applications will be based on the quality and completeness of the application, the motivation and objectives of the applicant, and the predicted positive impact of the mentoring for the career development.
Mentees are entitled to a financial contribution up to CHF 200 for travel expenses incurred for mentoring meetings (original tickets needed).
You can download the mentoring guidelines here