One-to-one mentoring support for IPVS early career and student members

IPVS has launched a mentorship program for its members in 2022.
The purpose of the IPVS mentorship program is to support the new generation of PV investigators. It offers one-to-one mentoring support to early career IPVS members. The program may include career development/advice, skills building, and other aspects identified by the mentor and the mentee as beneficial for the mentee’s career. The program intends to create a valuable network increasing knowledge sharing, improving interpersonal and communication skills and contributing to the society’s mission towards the elimination of PV-related diseases.

Early career and students, if you are looking for guidance on your career development or are hoping to build specific skills, become an IPVS member today and apply as a mentee to join the mentorship program. Several mentors are readily available.



The program will run for a period of 12 months, renewable once following mutual agreement from both parties. A mentorship can be ended at any time by either party.


  • The mentor and the mentee must be IPVS members for the duration of the program
  • Mentors will need to be available for online meetings with their mentee (a suggested minimum of 4 meetings per year)

A mentee is an early career researcher, a student or a professional in training who is looking at getting guidance in their career development, in skills building or other aspects identified as beneficial for the mentee’s career.

A mentor is a professional who is keen to contribute to the development of another person’s professional success and has 10 or more years of experience in the field (research, clinical, public health, leadership, etc). A mentor acts as a guide and role model for a new or less experienced professional who wants further career development.