NSF Postdoctoral Researcher Mentoring Plan
The mentoring plan should be specific to the proposed project. If the post-doctoral researcher is known, the plan can be tailored to that particular person. Examples of mentoring activities include, but are not limited to:
- career counseling;
- training in preparation of grant proposals, publications and presentations;
- guidance on ways to improve teaching and mentoring skills;
- guidance on how to effectively collaborate with researchers from diverse backgrounds and disciplinary areas;
- and training in responsible professional practices.
The proposed mentoring activities will be evaluated under NSF’s Broader Impacts merit review criterion.
Resources related to postdoctoral mentoring plans:
Enhancing the Postdoctoral Experience for Scientists and Engineers: A Guide for Postdoctoral Scholars, Advisers, Institutions, Funding Organizations, and Disciplinary Societies
(free pdf available for download)
National Postdoctoral Association: Developing a Postdoctoral Mentoring Plan
Tip: Google "NSF postdoc mentoring plan" to find additional resources and examples.