Science Mentor & Faculty Mentee Expectations

Science mentors work with our faculty to ensure that their research plans and career development move forward. VBRN Awardees are required to have a local science mentor (in the state of Vermont or at Dartmouth College) in order to facilitate face-to- face meetings.

VBRN Science Mentors agree to:
  • Attend a virtual mentor orientation on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 (for which you will be compensated $300) in conjunction with the annual Faculty Retreat
  • Send reports describing your interaction with your mentee to VBRN two times per year on February 1 and May 1
  • Communicate with your mentee throughout the year at the following intervals:
      • Beginning of the award year

      • End of the summer research period

      • Beginning of the spring semester

      • End of the award year

  • Provide feedback on draft manuscripts and grant proposals
  • Help your mentee complete the VBRN Individual Development Plan that outlines goals for their research progress by September 1
VBRN funded faculty members (Mentees) agree to:
  • Be proactive in initiating contact with your science mentor
    Communicate with your science mentor throughout the year at the following intervals:
      • Beginning of the award year
      • End of the summer research period
      • Beginning of the spring semester
      • End of the award year
  • Send manuscripts and grant proposal drafts to your science mentor for review before submission
  • Work with your science mentor to complete the VBRN Individual Development Plan that outlines goals for your research progress by September 1