NHFP Mentorship Program

The NHFP Mentorship Program (Under Development)

The NHFP Mentorship Program has not yet begun, but will start as a pilot program in fall 2021. To receive e-mail updates, please sign up at https://groups.google.com/g/nhfp-equity-updates. You can email us if you have questions.

The NHFP mentorship program will provide a link between graduate students and current NHFP fellows.  Our goal is to diversify the talent pool in astrophysics by assisting graduate students in building their careers.  Mentorship goals include career support, application advice, increase of research visibility, and providing a resource for career-oriented questions outside the traditional advising structure.

This program is intended to be open to any astronomy or astrophysics graduate student, with preference given to BIPOC mentees, mentees at institutions without current NHFP fellows, and mentees in the second half of their PhD/actively engaged in research. If you're interested in this applying to this program, we ask that you fill out the following form to tell us about yourselves.  We ask both our mentors and mentees to agree to a (brief!) contract that will be linked here once it has been finalized. Mentors and mentees must commit to approximately monthly check-ins over a twelve-month period, with longer commitments possible after the first year depending on the interest of the mentor and mentee.