CogSci Mentor Program

CogSci 2021 is again hosting a one-time Mentoring Event that is open to all conference attendees. This mentoring program, modelled after the popular Pop-Up Mentoring Program initiated by the Linguistic Society of America’s Committee on Gender Equity in Linguistics, gives CogSci 2021 attendees the opportunity to meet with a mentor or mentee outside their official support system to discuss a range of topics – including work/life balance, minority status, international student/faculty status, and graduate or job applications. The deadline for registration is the early registration deadline, June 14th 2021.

Mentors and mentees will be matched by the CogSci Mentorship Committee based on shared interests, backgrounds or identities, and when possible time zone. Mentees will be matched with one mentor, while mentors will be matched with up to three mentees. Mentors and mentees should plan for brief 30-min. virtual meetings immediately prior to or during the CogSci2021 Conference.

All mentor program participants should now have been contacted directly for further information and to sign up to the program. If you have not received any correspondence, please contact us

Why Participate?

For Mentors

In addition to giving back to the CogSci community, participation provides mentors with opportunities to become familiar with the broader perspectives of junior colleagues across their fields of research – beyond the perspectives of those at their own institutions. It also provides mentors with opportunities to reflect on their own experiences, clarify what they’ve learned from them, and generalize their advice to colleagues with different backgrounds and experiences.

For Mentees

Participation provides mentees with the opportunity to meet with someone outside their department and institution, to talk about issues that they may feel uncomfortable sharing with their advisor(s), or to reflect on shared experiences. In addition, meeting mentors outside normal support networks can help mentees extend their network of personal and academic support, learn how to make the most of their conference experiences, and find role models in the community that they can look up to.

Register for CogSci 2021

You can sign up to participate in the mentor program when you register as an attendee for CogSci 2021

The Cognitive Science Society is pleased to announce the establishment of the CogSci Grove which aims to mobilise cognitive scientists to offset carbon emissions associated with their professional activities.

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