The AFAA Mentorship Program is an initiative designed to help set up mentoring relationships between experienced Fulbright alum and early-career Fulbright alum. This document outlines the guidelines, expectations and responsibilities of the program and is shared with potential mentors and mentees during the agreement stage.
At AFAA, the duration of a mentoring relationship is 12 months from the date that both the mentor and mentee sign the mentorship agreement. During this time, the mentor and mentee exprience a number of benefits, which include, but are not limited to:
How to get involved?
If you are a Fulbright alum interested in participating, we kindly invite you to express interest in our next call out. You can register interest to participate as part of managing your AFAA membership profile.
AFAA Mentorship Program Timelines
If you missed our intake this year, don't stress! We will be announcing our 2024 intake dates shortly.
How to register your interest in the Mentorship Program
If you are an existing member log in and update your profile making sure to fill in all of the relevant mentorship scheme details. If you are joining as a new member, make sure to complete these portions of your application to ensure we include you in the scheme.
As each mentoring relationship is considered unique, there are no prescriptive guidelines. However, the AFAA Mentorship Team will provide prospective mentorship pairings with our Official Mentorship Program Guidelines and Agreement during the pairing process to help guide pairings.
Advice provided and discussions held between the mentor and mentee must be kept confidential and not disclosed to any third party, unless mutually agreed by the mentor and mentee. Any advice, comments, suggestions, opinions or information (in either individual or combined occurrence) imparted (verbally, in written or electronic correspondence, or by a combination of these) during and in the framework of the academic mentoring network and its entailing programs, are so done with the best intentions and according to the best knowledge of the mentor or mentors involved. Whilst every care is taken to deliver accurate and complete advice, comments, suggestions, opinions or information (in either individual or combined occurrence), no liability whatsoever attaches to the mentor or mentors nor to the AFAA Committee in any way as a result of giving that advice.