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Academic Mentorship

Up to $8,000

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Are you a graduate student eager to work with top scholars to produce quality research and expand your network?

IHS is seeking applications from graduate students who wish to work with exceptional faculty to produce impactful research over the course of a year.

Up to $5,000 will be provided to cover mentee and mentor research costs. Both will be encouraged to attend an academic conference or event together during the mentorship period to present resulting research. IHS will provide support to cover travel and other costs related to conference participation.

If your application is accepted, IHS will evaluate potential partnerships and match you with an ideal mentor. Applicants are welcome to note a desired mentor on their application.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Enrollment as a PhD student or candidate for the 2024–2025 academic year
  • Commitment to researching, and working towards research outputs, with a mentor

The deadline to apply is June 30, 2024, and mentees will be notified on August 16, 2024.

Apply today to find a new research collaborator and mentor!

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Note: All applications might be subject to consideration under a different IHS funding opportunity. Should it happen and your application gets accepted, you will receive an acceptance email from the appropriate funding opportunity.
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Here is the timeline for our application process:

  1. Apply for a position 
  2. An HR team member will review your application submission  
  3. If selected for consideration, you will speak with a recruiter 
  4. If your experience and skills match the role, you will interview with the hiring manager
  5. If you are a potential fit for the position, you will interview with additional staff members
  6. If you are the candidate chosen, we will extend a job offer


All candidates will be notified regarding the status of their application within two to three weeks of submission. As new positions often become available, we encourage you to visit our site frequently for additional opportunities that align with your interests and skills.