Doctoral & Postdoctoral Mentorship

In addition to a strong commitment to research and community engagement, the IAS faculty also have a clear dedication to mentoring and supporting junior faculty and other trainees. Their participation in a mentoring program involves membership with the training committee, participation in seminars and other IAS training activities, review of research protocols and grant applications, and mentoring fellows and junior faculty.

IAS Mentor-Mentee Matching Program


Opportunity for graduate students, post-docs, and junior faculty who are seeking guidance on overall career development

Faculty who are available to providing mentoring through this program



PhD, MD, Pharm.D., Ed.D, or equivalent, with an interest in addiction science research

Clinical residents and clinical fellows

Post-doctoral research fellows

Graduate students pursuing doctoral degrees

Time Commitment

Meet 3 times per semester

Mentor/mentee meetings will be scheduled for mutually convenient times

Bi-annual quality assurance check-ins with the IAS

The program lasts 12 months

About the Program

Why Join?

Mentoring is a highly successful, adaptable, and practical strategy for supporting faculty members’ success and satisfaction across their career. Mentoring has been shown to enhance research productivity (Bland & Schmitz, 1986; Bland et al., 2002; Byrne & Keefe, 2002), & to enhance teaching effectiveness (Williams, 1991).

What can I expect as a mentee?

Mentoring is a learning process that is aimed at improving junior faculty competencies, skills and networks advance their standing academically and professionally. Our focus is to help develop independent scholarship, professional networks, teaching skills, and provide an intellectual challenger to advance your research.

Is this a big commitment?

Mentoring is a “reciprocal, supportive, and creative partnership of equals.” This program is dependent on the willingness of both parties to be engaged with the relationship. We hope you both find the program fruitful and valuable.

Do I need to come up with my own objectives as a mentor?

You are welcome to, but if you are new to mentoring or interested in using a formal structure, IAS will provide a template, objectives and goals.

What do I need to apply?

You will need to provide a CV, scope of guidance, an overview of your network, current research interests, and available time.

What do I need to apply as a mentee?

Please identify your individual needs, interests, gaps in competencies and skillsets. Provide your CV, developing networks and if available, preferred faculty mentor (s).