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MPI Calls for Applications to the ARTEMIS Mentorship Programme


The Max Planck Society is offering mentorship programmes to mentors and mentees at African universities and research institutions under the African Research Talents Experiencing Mentoring In Science (ARTEMIS) programme. The programme is aimed at interested mentees (students, graduates or doctoral candidates) at African universities and research institutes who are looking for advice on how to advance their studies or scientific career. With the support of mentors, mentees are given the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience and to enhance their personal and professional skills in order to define and realize their career goals. As a result, they can build an international network very early in their career.

The society is also seeking junior scientists in Max Planck Institutes (PhDs and Postdocs) who are interested in scientific exchange with students and junior researchers in African countries and the African cultural environment. The goal is to support the mentees in Africa to complete their scientific studies and to advise them in pursuing a scientific career. Also, the mentors should provide their knowledge and experience on a scientific and, where appropriate, on a personal level.

The aim of the programme is for both partners to learn from each other. The mentors receive the opportunity to improve their leadership and communication skills, develop their
intercultural competence and make an important contribution to advancing students and junior scientists in Africa. Likewise, the mentees receive advice and guidance on how to
continue their studies, how to apply for scientific positions, and how to prepare project
proposals. Furthermore, they can gain international experience through visits to the Max Planck Institutes. In addition, they will receive important support on their way to becoming the next generation of researchers, leaders and professionals in African countries.


Details of the mentorship programme

Necessary documents

interested mentees and mentors can send their documents by email to Dr Michaela Hergersberg 

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