Capacity building of early career researchers through cross-institutional mentoring

Angela Fenton, Kerryann Walsh, Amy MacDonald

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Most early career researchers in the first five years following doctoral qualification are faced with research challenges and opportunities, which necessitate the ability to navigate and overcome barriers, and to identify and benefit from possibilities. In this chapter, the authors outline an intentional mentoring initiative aimed at building the capacity of early career researchers within the Excellence in Research in Early Years Education Collaborative Research Network (CRN) in Australia. The initiative involved partnering early career researchers with experienced researchers and the inclusion of an early career representative on the network planning committee. The chapter discusses the many benefits for the mentee arising from the initiative including increased publication, momentum and confidence, as well as exposure to new methodologies, theoretical frameworks, and productive collaborative partnerships. It is hoped, however, that the findings will be of relevance to similar and diverse (funded/unfunded) research programs and collaborative networks wherever mentoring is applied as a capacity building strategy to assist researchers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal co-mentoring networks in higher education
Subtitle of host publicationPolitics, policies, and practices
EditorsB. Gloria Guzmán Johannessen
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9783319275086
ISBN (Print)9783319275062
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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