SIRC Mentorship Opportunities

SIRC is committed to facilitating the advancement of members who aim to focus their work on implementation science. We do this by showcasing member work at SIRC conferences, assisting members to present at Implementation Development Workshops, offering mentoring/networking opportunities at SIRC conferences, and developing a community of individuals passionate about implementation science.

Furthermore, we have set up a mentoring program for members to be paired based on their mentorship needs.

Potential mentorship goals include:

  • General mentorship (e.g., long-term career planning, prioritizing projects)
  • Research collaboration opportunities
  • Learning more about D&I
  • Grant writing
  • School/job applications
  • Workshopping an idea
  • Project execution

Mentorship models can include:

  • Cohort mentorship with peers working on a similar project/career phase (e.g., applying for jobs, grad students developing dissertation, faculty members running their first large grant)
  • Group mentorship meeting(s) with a faculty member, advanced student, or implementation practitioner (e.g., applying for a grant or fellowship)
  • Individual mentorship with a member of a Network of Expertise.

Mentorship opportunities may occur on a one-off, weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis. We will choose a format to match mentor and mentee interest, as well as mentor availability.

How do I submit a mentorship request?

  • Requests for mentorship matches are due 15 September each year. The request form will be sent out through the SIRC List Serv.
  • You must be a registered SIRC member to participate in the SIRC student mentorship program. Benefits for becoming a member of SIRC and information on how to join can be found here: https://societyforimplementationresearchcollaboration.org/membership-management/