RETURN2INDIA MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
WHAT IS THIS PROGRAM ABOUT?
Are you planning to transition to India soon? You might be looking for that perfect position and could do with a few more tips on how to apply or how to nail your interviews. OR
If you have found the dream job, you might need some guidance on how to transition physically to India, set up in a new city, look for collaborative opportunities, and new funding opportunities. OR
You recently transitioned to India and are looking for opportunities for personal and professional development in your area of interest.
YOU HAVE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE!
Sci-ROI@India’s Return2India Mentorship Program is for YOU. Sci-ROI@India Mentors will provide the guidance and mentoring you need to make a smooth transition to India and integrate seamlessly in the Indian STEM ecosystem.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
If you are a MENTOR or would like to become one, check the ‘MENTOR’ section containing guidelines and a SIGN-UP FORM.
If you are a MENTEE or would like to become one, check the ‘MENTEE’ section containing eligibility, program guidelines and a SIGN-UP FORM.
As a mentee, you can check out each mentor’s profile and schedule a 30-min mentoring session with any mentor whose background matches your profile, after signing up to become a mentee
Some of the topics that you can discuss during the mentorship session-
How to find academic or non-academic positions in India?
How to apply for these positions?
How to find collaborations in your field of science/research?
How to make your science relevant to Indian STEM ecosystem?
How to find funding or start-up money?
How to find avenues for personal and professional development in India?
The list goes on……
WHO ARE THE MENTEES?
A mentee can be anyone who is –
(a) currently residing outside India and exploring their options to transition back to Indian STEM sectors,
(b) currently residing outside India and looking for opportunities to collaborate with STEM professionals in India,
(c) returned to India in the past 2 years and in the process of integrating in Indian STEM ecosystem.
HOW CAN YOU BECOME A MENTEE?
Fill out this FORM if you satisfy the any of the above-mentioned criteria
HOW CAN YOU ACCESS THE PROGRAM AS A MENTEE?
Once you have signed-up to become a mentee and signed the mentee agreement form,
Go to each mentor’s profile HERE and check out their backgrounds
If you would like to schedule meeting with a specific mentor, click on ‘SCHEDULE MENTORING SESSION’, provide your information and select a 30-min slot.
WHO ARE OUR MENTORS?
Our mentors are from diverse background ranging from being a faculty in various disciplines, to having startups, or is successfully placed at various industry and non-academic positions.
They have done their graduate and/or postdoctoral training outside India and themselves transitioned to India within the last decade.
Information on where they have studied and researched abroad, where they have settled in India, their field of expertise and what they can help guide mentees with is present for each mentor in their profile
Click HERE to learn more about them and schedule your session with a specific mentor.
WHAT WILL YOU BENEFIT AS A MENTOR?
A mentor will get the opportunity to —
(a) aspire fellow Indian nationals to return back to India,
(b) pass on their knowledge to the next generation,
(c) assist in enhancing the Indian scientific ecosystem,
(d) find potential collaborative opportunities with other STEM professionals
HOW CAN YOU BECOME A MENTOR?
You can become a mentor if —
(a) you have made a transition from abroad to India in the last 10 years
(b) you are currently independently established in a STEM based sector in India (academia, industry, non-academic sectors, start-ups, etc).
Fill out this FORM if you satisfy these criteria and would like to become a mentor
BECOME A MENTEE
Sign-up to receive guidance from our mentors about your transition process to India or how to contribute/collaborate in Indian STEM
BECOME A MENTOR
Sign-up to assist Indian STEM diaspora transition back to India
MEET OUR MENTORS
Learn more about our mentors and schedule an appointment with them