UCFL Year-long mentoring scheme – application process

The UCFL Early Career Academic Support Network (ECASN) welcomes applications from Modern Languages ECAs in the UK and Ireland to benefit from its year-long mentoring partnerships, which will last for one year from September 2023 to September 2024. These partnerships are intended for early-career academics who are affected by precarity and either:

  1. do not currently hold an academic position;
  2. are working in academia in the UK/Ireland but have no access to mentoring or support from within their institution. 

The partnership will support the overall career development of the selected mentees through advice on matters such as honing future research plans, developing the content of an academic CV, managing teaching loads to enable research time, and shaping funding applications.

Mentees will be selected on the basis of a) availability of a suitable mentor on the network database to match with the applicant’s field, mentoring needs etc.; b) the absence of support structures in the mentee’s current professional situation. Mentees from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Any questions can be directed to the scheme’s coordinator Dr Kate Foster at ecasn.contact@gmail.com

Application form

Applications for 2023 are now closed.