Published on March 18, 2021 | Updated on March 18, 2021

Arqus call for “Mentorship program for doctoral students and young researchers” applications

A unique opportunity to get in touch with experienced researchers from Arqus partner universities (Bergen, Granada, Graz, Leipzig, Padova and Vilnius) as part of the Arqus mentoring program. This call for applications is open to doctoral students and young researchers from the Université de Lyon's institutions involved in the Arqus alliance (Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 and Université Jean Monnet Saint-Étienne).

The Arqus European University alliance brings together the universities of Bergen (Norway), Granada (Spain), Graz (Austria), Leipzig (Germany), Lyon (France), Padua (Italy) and Vilnius (Lithuania). The aim is to design, develop and implement an innovative inter-university cooperation model through various forms of exchanges and collaborations.

Purpose of the call for applications

This program will be held 100% online and will begin in June 2021. It is designed to support the development of long-term mentoring relationships between doctoral and post-doctoral students and experienced researchers.

The program includes individual interviews and training sessions.

Each “mentee” will be paired with a mentor in the weeks following their application, who will then communicate with each other during at least three one-hour online sessions over a six-month period. To learn more about the mentorship program, please download the “framework and recommendations” document available at the top of this page. 

“Mentees” will also have the opportunity to participate in six one-and-a-half-hour-long training sessions designed to improve their networking skills:

  • June 15, 2021: Mentee welcome session, an introduction the mentorship program
  • October 5, 2021: setting goals and planning your career; general and specific elements of mentorship
  • November 9, 2021: using social media to build your network
  • December 14, 2021: publication strategies
  • January 11, 2022: how to manage the expectations of your managers/supervisors
  • February 8, 2022: discussions and training evaluation

Dr. Karin Grasenick, head of the Human Brain Project’s “High Potential Program” and an expert on mentorship, will oversee and assist in all of these sessions.

Application form and important dates

  • Application deadline: April 18, 2021
  • The application form:  you can download the application form in the download section on this page or by clicking here. Please send your completed application forms to:

For more information, please visit the Mentorship program web page