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Mentoring and mentorship training news, resources and funding for global health researchers

NIH recognizes the importance of mentorship in scientific research. Unfortunately, in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), formal mentoring is not often adequately supported by institutions, or included in formal training programs.

A recent supplement to The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Mentoring in low- and middle-income countries to advance global health research, was inspired by a series of mentorship training workshops hosted in LMICs by the faculty of Fogarty’s Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars. The supplement encourages LMIC research organizations to institutionalize mentorship training. It offers a formalized framework, identifies competencies, features case studies, and includes reviews of 18 existing global health mentoring toolkits.

Mentorship resources produced through NIH entities and NIH-supported programs may also be helpful to global health researchers. The National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) provides researchers across all career stages with evidence-based mentorship and professional development programming.

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