Cultivating Your Network of Mentors, Sponsors & Collaborators

NCFDD Webinar – August 13th, 2:00-3:00 pm

  • Do you have a reliable and strong network of mentors?
  • Are you struggling to cultivate mentoring relationships?
  • Do you know the difference between a mentor and a sponsor?
  • Are you moving to a new stage of your career and wondering how to find new mentors and sponsors that are appropriate to the next level?

If so, join us for a webinar that will help you:

  • Map your current mentoring network
  • Identify your unmet needs
  • Plan how to expand your existing network to meet your current needs

Claim your free institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity to register for this webinar and other events. If you are already a member, register here.

Developing Anti-Oppressive Communities: Supporting Black Students and Mentees

Tuesday, August 18, 2:00-3:00 pm

This webinar will provide attendees with opportunities to identify and reflect on their privileges and biases and how these impact their ability to effectively serve as teachers and scholars. The presenter will discuss strategies for identifying and combating anti-Black racism in classrooms and research groups, how to most effectively support Black students and colleagues, and how to proactively contribute to diverse and inclusive campus communities, whether those be classrooms, research teams, labs, or committees. The presenter will also address how the unequal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn and the recent racist killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Ahmaud Arbery impact black research assistants and postdocs and the role of faculty and PIs in supporting Black mentees during the present historical moment.

Provided by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. UF has an institutional membership, which gives you access to a free membership. To activate it, please click here: National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Click here for more information and registration: Developing Anti-Oppressive Communities

edaMentoring for Career Development (EDA 6931) – Fall Semester

This is a Special Topics course that is 3 graduate credits – face to face or fully online!

This is an elective course that is open to ANY graduate level student, any major, and staff!

Course Description: This course will be beneficial to those who are getting ready to launch a career, or already working. Mentoring is for everyone! Learn how to set smart career goals, how to identify and seek the best mentor for yourself, be a mentor, and guide a mentoring program. You will develop greater self‐understanding as you prepare to be an effective protégé and mentor.

For further information, contact:  Dr. Linda Searby –

Surviving Your Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Training Experiences

Compact Between Biomedical Graduate Students and Their Research Advisors

This document provides a framework for aligning the graduate student mentor-mentee relationship.  It provides some guiding principles intended to support the development of a positive mentoring relationship between the pre-doctoral student and their research advisors.  More Information

Compact Between Postdoctoral Appointees

This document provides a framework for aligning the postdoctoral mentor-mentee relationship.  It is intended to initiate discussions about the postdoctoral appointee-mentor relationship and the commitments necessary for a high quality postdoctoral training experience.  More Information