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The IEL Collective Mentoring and Professional Development Scheme

The IEL Collective is calling for expressions of interest to participate in the second year of our Mentoring and Professional Development Scheme in 2024.

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 in 2023, we launched a mentoring and professional development 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 who participated in the 2023 cohort have reported that they benefited from the mentoring in a variety of ways, including in understanding the unspoken rules of academia in various regions of the world, developing their academic writing for publication, preparing for job applications and interviews and navigating family life and academic work.The scheme has started to 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 also provides 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. Following on from the successful first round of the scheme in 2023, we are now inviting applications for the second round in 2024. The scheme will be open for expressions of interest until 15 December 2023 and run from January to December 2024. Applicants are asked to commit to participating in the scheme for the full year and should be no more than three years post-PhD. For PhD researchers, we will be prioritising those who are in the later stages of the PhD or have just completed their PhDs with exceptions of established scholars who are currently undertaking a PhD.

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

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