Academy of Business in Society (ABIS) Launches Mentoring Initiative for Early Stage Researchers

Academy of Business in Society (ABIS) Launches Mentoring Initiative for Early Stage Researchers 1024 682 Open and Universal Science (OPUS) Project

Fostering growth, knowledge sharing, and professional development within the realm of sustainability research, the Academy of Business in Society (ABIS) has unveiled an initiative aimed at connecting experienced academics and business professionals with aspiring Early Stage Researchers (ESRs). This program, known as the “Mentoring Programme for Early Stage Researchers,” is set to run from October 2023 to June 2024.

ABIS, a project partner in both the OPUS and SECURE initiatives, is renowned for its commitment to advancing sustainable business practices and fostering collaboration between academia and industry. Building upon the success of previous endeavors, the Mentoring Programme presents a unique opportunity for individuals within the sustainability field to both give and receive invaluable guidance.

The Mentoring Experience: A Mutual Learning Journey

The programme invites expressions of interest from seasoned academics and business professionals who are eager to serve as mentors for PhD students specializing in sustainability. These mentors will share their wealth of experience and insights, offering ESRs a chance to learn and grow both personally and professionally.

For Early Stage Researchers looking to benefit from this initiative, the programme provides a platform for gaining invaluable insights and direction from mentors who have navigated similar paths. Through a combination of one-on-one mentoring sessions, workshops, kick-off and final meetings, as well as support from the ABIS team, participants will receive a holistic learning experience.

Programme Details and Application Process

Mentors and mentees alike can anticipate dedicating a total of 10-12 hours to the program, spanning over nine months. The core component of this commitment includes engaging in 6-8 hours of one-on-one mentoring sessions, which can be conducted either online or in person. These sessions will be complemented by various workshops and meetings, all designed to enhance the learning and networking experience.

Prospective mentors are encouraged to apply by filling out the application form provided on the ABIS website by September 17th. Additionally, mentors are requested to submit their CV to Similarly, Early Stage Researchers interested in benefiting from this initiative are required to complete the application form by the same deadline and submit their CV to the provided email address.

The Mentoring Programme for Early Stage Researchers by ABIS stands as a beacon of collaboration and mentorship within the sustainability research domain. Aspiring PhD students and seasoned professionals alike have the opportunity to partake in a mutually beneficial journey of growth, insight, and networking. By bridging the gap between experience and innovation, this initiative paves the way for a brighter, more sustainable future.

For those interested in learning more about the programme, including eligibility criteria and key deadlines, detailed information can be found bellow:

For further information and inquiries, please contact ABIS at

For Mentors: please apply by filling in  THIS FORM by September 17th andsend your CV to 

For Mentees: please apply by filling inTHIS FORM by September 17th  andsend your CV to 

Please find more information about the programme, eligibility criteria and deadlines here.

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