MPSA 2021-2022 Academic Year-Long Mentoring Program

MPSA invites junior faculty, mid-career faculty (tenured but not Full Professor), contingent faculty, PhDs currently holding non-academic positions, and graduate students nearing PhD completion to sign up as a mentee in the 2021-2022 MPSA Academic Year-Long Mentoring Program. Mentees must be a current MPSA member to participate in the program.

If selected for the program, mentees will work remotely (phone calls or via Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.) with faculty in a structured format over the 2021-2022 academic year. MPSA staff will match one mentee per mentor based on the information provided by both parties. Total commitment is approximately 10 total hours.

What is the application process for mentees?

What is the timeline for matches?

By mid-August, both parties will receive a notification containing name(s), contact information, and brief biographical sketches. Mentees will be asked to contact mentors within one week to establish contact with their assigned mentor and to begin coordination of an initial meeting to establish expectations for program participation (using an MPSA-provided template).

This program is 100% outside of the annual conference programming and conference participation is not required to participate in the Academic Year-Long Mentoring Program. 

The deadline for mentor applications has passed.

Questions? Please contact MPSA Membership staff at

MPSA Mentoring Receptions at the Annual Conference

MPSA invites individuals from the following groups (graduate students, junior faculty, mid-career faculty, contingent faculty and PhDs in non-academic position) to meet faculty mentors for small-group subfield mentoring receptions each year during the annual conference. Please check back later for more information about mentoring receptions at the 2022 MPSA Annual Conference, being held in a hybrid format, April 7-10, 2022.