Apply to be mentored - deadline extended to 20th June

The NHSF mentoring programme has been set up to enable the Forum to offer support to emerging professionals in heritage science and conservation research.

We would like to offer students, early-career researchers (ECRs) and emerging professionals in the UK an opportunity to develop their career pathway, research direction, or understanding of the funding landscape for research through conversations with established professionals in the field.

The form below provides further information about the pilot scheme, including its aims, process and the time commitment required. Please complete this form if you would like to take part as a mentee. The deadline for applications is now 20th June 2022.

We will try to match you with a mentee and if this is possible, we will provide you with their contact details. A resource pack with guidance for mentors and mentees will be available to people taking part in the programme. Please note that we cannot guarantee that we will be able to match all applicants with a mentor but we will review the programme at the end of the year with a view to running further sessions if the pilot has been successful.

Mentee: Expression of Interest form (word document)

Please send completed forms to:

This programme is a pilot and is open to applicants from the UK. The mentors offer their time voluntarily and we ask them to work with a mentee for three one-hour sessions generally over a 3 - 6 months period.  This will give mentees an opportunity to gain insight and advice on certain work and related issues, but also a taste of the benefits and possibilities of mentoring, and how it might be of use to them in future.

Find out more about our other support for emerging professionals here.