Scholars are responsible for recruiting their own mentors. Scholars should have one primary mentor as well as two or three other mentors on their mentoring team. The KL2 program directors and staff are available to assist with this process.
Your mentor should be committed to helping you attain research and career development goals. For research this may include direct support of research studies, assistance in experimental design, analysis/interpretation of research results, preparation for formal presentations, manuscripts, and grant applications. For career development this may include notifying you of scholarships/awards/programs that may be of benefit to your career development, helping you network and build professional connections in your field of study, assistance with promotion and tenure, providing support and advice for long-term goal setting.
The strength of an applicant’s mentors will be an important factor in assessing his/her application for funding.