Mentoring Postdocs

Mentorship is central to the success and high-quality experience GW provides all postdocs. Postdocs come to GW to work under the supervision and guidance of a faculty mentor who is qualified to coach and help develop the career of their mentee. Mentors provide critical guidance as postdocs take on additional responsibilities and develop research and professional skills.

Highlighted Resources

  • GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences Mentorship Challenges: The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Research Workforce Development Office has put together a helpful guide to challenging scenarios mentors and postdoctoral trainees may face during their appointment and how to successfully navigate if such situations arise. 

Additional Resources

Mentoring Plans for Sponsored Projects

Some sponsors, including NIH and NSF, require individualized mentorship plans as part of any project proposal where funds will be used to support postdoctoral researchers. NSF mentoring activities template can be found at NSF page and the NIH grant mentoring Information is located at NIH page