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 science mentor that can be based anywhere in the United States.

VBRN Science Mentors agree to:
  • Attend a virtual mentor orientation on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 for which you will be compensated $300

  • 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