Pandemic Mentorship Program

Pandemic Mentorship Program

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, women’s research and scholarly output have been deeply impacted. Submissions to academic journals decreased and those particularly affected are women of color who are junior faculty. In fact, the pandemic poses a significant challenge for academia as it seems to not only exacerbate the already existing gender disparities, but also undermine the gender equity progress made over the past few decades.

As an intervention, the Gender+ Justice Initiative is launching a Pandemic Mentorship Program that consists of pairing Georgetown senior faculty with junior faculty who work on similar issues across campuses and disciplines.

Connecting Scholars:

The Pandemic Mentorship Program provides: 

  • exchange and collaboration between scholars working on similar issues
  • practical advice on dealing with personal and academic challenges
  • support for junior faculty in challenging times

Parameters:

Mentors: Senior faculty who seek to share their academic and personal experiences with junior faculty. Please note: the mentors will receive tools and resources to facilitate their mentorship.

Mentees: Junior faculty who seek to develop supportive relationships with senior faculty and learn from their academic and personal experiences. Please note: the mentees will receive tools and resources to facilitate their mentorship.

Frequency: We recommend that mentor and mentee schedule 2 to 3 (30-60min) virtual lunch or coffee meetings per semester. 

Timeline: The program accepts applications on an ongoing basis. Matches will be made based on academic interests. 

Are you interested in becoming a Mentor or a Mentee?

If you have any questions, please contact: genderjustice@georgetown.edu 

Related Articles:

Women Are Falling Behind – Inside Higher Ed

Gender Inequality in Research Productivity During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Social Science Research Network

Planning beyond the pandemic: Faculty career development in the age of COVID-19 – Science Mag AAAS

Black workers face two of the most lethal preexisting conditions for coronavirus—racism and economic inequality – Economic Policy Institute

Resources:

Research Resources – Georgetown University Main Campus

Research Resources – Georgetown University Medical Center

Faculty Resources – Georgetown University Law Library

COVID-19 Pandemic Resources – AAUP

Coronavirus Pandemic and Relevant Education Research Resources – AERA

Mental Health, Wellness and Health Care Resources – Georgetown University

Wellness Resources – Georgetown University Law Center

Resources Related to COVID-19 – Georgetown University Medical Center