CNS Trainee Mentorship Program


The CNS Trainee Mentorship Program will take place during the 2023-2024 academic year. See information below and the Program Guidelines & Requirements for details and complete the form below. The deadline for applications is August 30, 2023. Matching of mentors and mentees will take place shortly thereafter.

The CNS Trainee Mentorship Program provides an organized structure for mentees and mentors to connect and discuss issues related to career paths, graduate school, work-life balance, professional skills and other topics of interest.

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are matched with mentors based on their career aspirations and goals for participation in the program. Mentees and Mentors will be encouraged to connect via phone, online, and/or in-person a minimum of three times during the program. This is a mentee-driven program and, as such, each mentee is responsible for initiating and maintaining interactions with their assigned mentor.

CNS embraces and supports equity, diversity and inclusion in all of its trainee and mentorship program activities.


Why Become A CNS Mentor?

Mentors are valuable in providing knowledge and advice to trainees through their professional and personal life experiences and exert a positive influence on the careers of young professionals.

If you are a CNS member that works in academia, healthcare, industry,  public health or government and would like to pass on knowledge and experience from your field, consider becoming a CNS mentor to a trainee!

Mentorship Program Guidelines & Requirements


Why Become A CNS Mentee?

Mentor relationships can help students and young professionals learn from their mentor’s experiences, skills, leadership and knowledge. Mentees can also benefit from practical guidance, support and encouragement and be able to identify professional goals and establish a sense of direction. The Trainee Mentorship Program also offers an excellent opportunity to mentees to access broader, novel and diverse viewpoints, which could help them to expand their career horizons.

If you are a CNS member, a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow, and interested in networking and being mentored by a senior member of CNS, consider applying to participate in the CNS Trainee Mentorship Program!

Mentorship Program Guidelines & Requirements


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