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The IEL Collective Mentoring and Professional Development Scheme

The IEL Collective is calling for expressions of interest to participate in a pilot Mentoring and Professional Development Scheme in 2023.

The IEL Collective provides a space for critical reflection on the law, regulation and governance of the global economy. Our community works to foster epistemological and methodological diversity in the discipline, which we believe can contribute towards the development of a more holistic landscape of scholarship on law and the governance of the global economy.

An important component of our work is to provide platforms to engage with and amplify traditionally marginalised narratives, voices, issues and methodologies in the field, including those of women, ethnic and sexual minorities, Indigenous peoples and communities from the global south.

As part of this work, we are opening a scheme for early career and doctoral scholars from a range of career stages who would like to be paired with a mentor for the purpose of developing their academic practice. Mentees and mentors will meet over the course of the year to discuss tangible aspects of mentees’ research or teaching. We envisage that the scheme will help to create a more open, connected and collaborative academic culture, particularly among those researchers
from backgrounds that remain underrepresented in our discipline.

The scheme will also provide opportunities for online and in-person networking and will be holding masterclasses and workshops on aspects of academic work, including on research and writing, methodology, and pathways to impact and public engagement.

The scheme will be open for expressions of interest until 4 December 2022 and run from January to December 2023. Applicants are asked to commit to participating in the scheme for the full year and should be no more than three years post-PhD.

If interested in participating as a mentee, please fill out an expression of interest form by Friday, 15 December 2023.

For more information or queries, please see our website or contact

Wed 19 Oct 2022, 17:00 | Tags: Professional Development, Mentoring