A list of talking points can help with navigating potentially difficult topics and sticky negotiations.
Welcome to Nature Mentoring, an online resource offering advice and support to scientist mentors and their mentees. This collection is a mix of relevant articles from Nature Careers, profiles of Nature's annual Mentoring in Science award winners, and relevant blog posts from Naturejobs' global community of scientists working across academic, industry, and other sectors.
Mentoring content from Nature journals
I was lucky to have a PhD supervisor whose mentorship transformed my academic experience, says Emma Kathryn White.
Want to get the best research from your team? Take these six steps to invest in stronger relationships, urges Alison Antes.
Knowing when to hand-hold and when to step back is crucial for helping early-career researchers.
Mentors can have a lasting influence, but it’s important to carve your own niche.
Bela Z. Schmidt’s quest to understand an all-too-familiar career setback can be distilled into eight pieces of advice.
The Nature Awards for Mentoring in Science show that it is crucial to support researchers in leading their groups well.
Meet the winners of Nature’s 2017 mentoring awards.
Having a good mentor early in your career can mean the difference between success and failure in any field. Adrian Lee, Carina Dennis and Philip Campbell look at what makes a good mentor.
The 2015 Nature Awards for Mentoring in Science recognize Chinese scientists who have invested in the next generation.
Nature announces this year's outstanding science mentors from the US west coast.
Nature announces this year's outstanding science mentors in Ireland or Northern Ireland.
Nature's mentoring awards honour three scientists in France.
The three Nordic winners of this year's Nature mentoring awards respond exceptionally to scientific and personal challenges, says Philip Campbell.
Nature recognizes the best of the country's science advisers.
Nature recognizes the best of Japan's mentors.
Nurturing independence is appreciated, as Alison Abbott finds out.
Five scientists nominated by their peers have created nurturing research environments and fostered fields and careers far beyond their labs. Carina Dennis and Janet Wright give credit where it's long overdue.
We all know a special person who has inspired us. Paul Smaglik learns from the winners of the first UK award for excellent mentoring in science.
Mentoring and networking are critical components for success in science. Here the importance and steps required for good mentoring and networking are described.
Is your adviser not the role model or mentor of your dreams? Then take charge of the situation and find the right people. Kendall Powell plays matchmaker. More than one mentor may be necessary for postdocs and graduate students.
Having a good mentor can determine the direction and probability of success for a young researcher. But mentoring takes skill, and institutions are paying attention to their training, says Virginia Gewin.
Principal investigators can show their postdocs how to make the most of their job search — and that can help both parties.
Mutual respect, guidance and support are key to a fruitful relationship with trainees, says W. Larry Kenney.
Mentors are essential for the training of PhDs and fellows, but many have lost sight of positive leadership and are just mean.
Graduate students bear as much responsibility as their mentors for ensuring that they are well guided through their degrees, say Hugh Kearns and Maria Gardiner.
A strong network of mentors provides a wealth of experience from which to learn.
A workshop organized by the Society for Leukocyte Biology offers advice to graduate students on how to navigate educational and professional waters to find success in academia.
International mentoring as a new educational approach to alleviate brain drain, empower young talent, and internationalize higher education
A novel program shows that young professionals working abroad can be instrumental in their home country's development.
Mentor circles combine the advantages of both mentoring networks and peer-to-peer mentoring.