Peer Mentoring Scheme


The Association for Art History’s Doctoral and Early Career Research (DECR) board is piloting a new peer mentoring scheme for doctoral students, and early career researchers (up to 5 years after completion of PhD; but may be longer depending on your circumstances). The pilot scheme is open to doctoral or early career members of the Association.

The pilot scheme will ‘matchmake’ people in groups of 6-8 researchers. We will aim to allocate groups according to what you want out of the scheme (e.g. if you indicate finding other researchers in your locality as a priority we will aim to place you with such peers; or likewise if your priority is to network with others in your research area), subject to level of interest. Where possible, each group will include individuals at different stages in their doctoral and postdoctoral careers (likewise subject to level of interest).

Each group will run itself and decide its activities. Interaction may be via networking apps, and/or group get-togethers. Suggestions and guidelines for running groups will be provided.

How to get involved

If you would like to get involved in this Peer Mentoring Scheme please complete the online form.
The deadline for expressions of interest is 1 November 2019. We will put you in touch with your peer group by the end of the year.

This is a pilot scheme, which we will review in spring 2020. In future, we anticipate putting out a call for expressions of interest twice a year. You may submit expressions of interest in multiple calls if you are not happy with your peer group, or your circumstances change (e.g. you relocate and want to meet other researchers in your locality). We are not able to assign new groups throughout the year owing to the limited resources of the volunteer-run DECR board.

At this stage, this scheme is intended for members of the Association for Art History based in the UK only.