The Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI) has announced the opening of Cohort 7 of the JRA Author Fellowship Program. The goal of the Fellowship Program is to increase the confidence, capacity, and willingness of research administrators to serve the field and share their expertise as peer-reviewed or refereed journal authors.
The program provides a mechanism through which experienced authors can serve as peer mentors to aspiring authors who are new to the publishing experience. By providing such support, authors are empowered to share their expertise with others, thereby strengthening the base from which articles can be solicited as well as garnering greater recognition within their institutions and the research administration community.
Mentors benefit from sharing their experience in writing and providing guidance to help their mentees increase confidence in writing and developing the first article.
The program establishes a time frame of nine months, depending on the level of assistance requested by the Fellow. for a given mentor/mentee period. After a mentor and mentee have been paired, they will develop a mentoring plan that could include a brief outline of what will be accomplished and the timeline to completion.
At the end of the contracted time frame, both mentors and mentees will be asked to complete a brief survey on their experience that will include a list of outcomes achieved and a request for ideas to improve the mentoring process. Outcomes may include completed literature reviews, article proposals or abstracts for editorial consideration, article drafts, or articles submitted.
Interested applicants must be a member of the Society of Research Administrators International (SRAI) and should submit their applications by January 13, 2023.
Article by RB Correspondent