RES Mentoring Retreat 2020

The RES Women’s Committee is running its Mentoring Retreat again for UK and Ireland based early career female lecturers and senior PhD students. It will be held at Queen’s University Belfast from Sunday 5 April to Monday 6 April 2020. The application process is now open and closes on the Thursday 7 November 2019.

We are excited about the opportunity to embed the Mentoring Retreat in the RES Annual Conference programme, and we hope for an enthusiastic response from junior and senior female faculty interested in helping redress the gender imbalance in the profession.

Marina Della Giusta and Almudena Sevilla - RES Women's Committee, Mentoring Retreat Programme


Mentoring Retreat Programme

The retreat will consist of a one and a half days programme, beginning on Sunday 5 April 2020, directly before the RES Annual Conference 2020 – Belfast. It will finish in time to attend the first session of the conference on Monday 6 April 2020.

Successful participants will be arranged into small groups and assigned to mentors based on their research area. Group members and mentors discuss and offer detailed feedback on the participants’ research. In addition, the workshop includes a number of larger how-to sessions on topics such as getting published, getting grants, and career management.

Financial Assistance

The RES will pay for participants’ lodging and food during the workshop. Travel to and from the Mentoring Retreat may also be funded subject to availability. Childcare will be organised on request.

Application Process

Last year’s mentoring event was over-subscribed. Therefore a selection process is in place and we will endeavour to give priority to those applicants that applied last year but who were not selected.

Applicants must be a member of the RES

To apply please send a two-page CV containing:

  • the year and institution you obtained your PhD from
  • your employment history
  • your main and secondary research fields (following JEL classification)
  • your publication record

Forward your application to using ‘Mentoring Retreat’ in the subject line. Deadline for applications is Thursday 7 November 2019.

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