Request a Mentor
African based PhD and higher research degree students
If you are a higher research degree student and wish to request a mentor for academic support please apply by completing the online registration form. Please include a cover note outlining your request, a CV, and a description of your research. BrainRetain will then seek and invite an appropriate mentor in your field. You will be contacted when a mentor has agreed and become available.
If you have a specific piece of work you wish reviewed (Conference abstract, paper for publication) please submit your email with the required information as outlined here.
Upon establishing a mentor-student link, a private group for mentoring will be assigned by admin. Mentoring groups are identified by M_[unique code]. The groups are private to mentors and mentees. They enable, like all MyResearchSpace groups, the upload of files, pages and bookmarks, and provide a discussion area. The mentoring program is periodically peer-reviewed and during this process mentors and mentees will be invited to participate with comments and feedback.
Africa based graduate students wishing to apply to a PhD program
If you wish to apply to a PhD program and would like to request a mentor, please apply using the online form. Please include a cover note, a CV and the research proposal with which you aim to apply. BrainRetain will then seek and invite an appropriate mentor in your field. You will be contacted when a mentor has agreed and become available.
Mentoring will focus on the preparation of proposals for PhD and higher research degrees. Mentors will review aspects such as structure, clarity, recent relevant research and do-ability of the proposed research. Submit the research proposal for your PhD application. This is usually 1,000-2,000 words. Include your CV and details of the university and details of the PhD program to which you are applying.