G²LM|LIC, the IZA/FCDO Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries Programme, is pleased to announce the launch of a mentoring programme for young researchers from low-income countries doing research in applied microeconomics. Mentees will have a unique opportunity to work with esteemed G²LM|LIC network mentors for guidance through a one-to-one mentorship to prepare a high-quality manuscript ready to submit to scientific conferences as well as to a peer-reviewed journal. The support will include advice on how to polish a paper, how to prepare a presentation of the paper, how to submit to journals, how to deal with feedback from referee reports etc. Mentors and mentees decide together on the best way to communicate.
Information for potential mentees: Junior researchers from low-income countries (PhD students or researchers who have less than five years of work/research experience past the PhD) who have a serious paper draft (not in a very early stage) in applied microeconomics are eligible to register as a mentee. We invite eligible researchers to apply through our online portal for the mentoring programme. The selection of mentees is determined by an interested mentor. Thus, collaboration is not guaranteed.
Information for potential mentors: Researchers with a PhD degree and experience in publishing papers in applied microeconomics are invited to provide one-on-one guidance to aspiring researchers from low-income countries to complete their draft papers into high-quality, publishable manuscripts for scientific conferences and for peer-reviewed journals (depending on the stage of the paper). Interested mentors may register through our online portal and select their research focus area. If their research focus matches with those of selected mentees, mentors will be able to access their draft papers on the portal. Subsequently, the final selection of the mentee is solely made by the mentor.
We hope many will join us in an effort to increase diversity in research. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.