REBECA by EURAXESS

 

Have your ever received an inspiring not-so-expected piece of advice that at some point could change your life?

 

Researcher professional lives are versatile and diverse. Their competences and skills are extremely valuable in many different jobs and sectors. However, early career researchers do not always have the information and contacts that give them access to these options beyond academia.

REBECA wants to facilitate that young researchers from all over Europe reflect on their options beyond academia. During 6 months, the mentoring programme will put in touch early stage researchers working in European academic institutions with highly skilled professionals working in Europe in industry, management, and other sectors beyond academia related with science, engineering, mathematics, social science and humanities disciplines.

The programme will facilitate a minimum of 6 meetings, where mentors and mentees will get to know each other, share their experiences and reflect on their professional perspectives. Organizers will provide the structure and contents to inspire a fruitful and beneficial relationship between pairs.

 

What is new in REBECA by EURAXESS?

  • This is an activity of the EURAXESS Hubs project and has a European-wide approach
  • Mentors and mentees will come from different countries, so expect transnational pairs
  • Stay tuned for additional activities:
    • Match-making events
    • REBECA by EURAXESS online community

EURAXESS Hubs funding

 

If you want to learn more about previous editions:

 

REBECA by EURAXESS Key elements

 

 

We are looking for...

WHAT KIND OF MENTORS ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • Are you a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), social science or humanities professional working in industry, government, third sector, etc.? Do you have a science or technology related job outside academic research?
  • We are open about the area you are working on. For us, the important thing is to put researchers in contact with other professionals working in non-academic positions. The more diverse the connections we achieve, the better.
  • Some background knowledge on research academic careers is not essential, but will be welcomed.

SOME GOOD REASONS TO PARTICIPATE

  • Would you like to learn how to be a mentor and how this role can support younger professionals?
  • Did you have a mentor yourself and you feel you could be a good one?

WHAT KIND OF RESEARCHERS ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • Are you a PhD candidate, or have received your PhD within the last 8 years, and you are thinking about your next career step beyond academia?
  • Do you feel you don´t have enough knowledge about your career options beyond academia?
  • Are you interested in reflecting about how your professional skills can be applied beyond academia?

SOME GOOD REASONS TO PARTICIPATE

  • Would you like to get to know highly skilled professionals and discuss with them what your aspirations are, and what would be the necessary steps to achieve them?
  • Would you like to empower yourself for your next career move?

 

REBECA Women encouraged

Calendar

Application phase (November 2021)

  • Identification and selection of mentors.
  • Public call for researchers interested in the programme
  • Selection will try to ensure a good geographic, gender, and thematic distribution of participants

Guidance phase (January 2022)

  •  Matching of mentors and mentees according to their particular interests in the programme.
  • Kick off phase: includes training sessions for mentors and mentees to facilitate mentorship process.
  • REBECA Handbook provided

Mentoring phase (February-July 2022)

  • Mentors and mentees to meet on average once a month.
  • Mentees to take specific online trainings (max 4-6 hours).
  • Voluntary networking events.
  • Match-making events

 

The registration for mentors will remain open from 11th to the 25th of November

REGISTER HERE!

 

If you are interested or would like more information, please contact us