Benefits of Being a Mentor
- Sharing knowledge and experiences with others new to the field.
- Willing to share advice or information and to provide encouragement to those preparing research grant proposals in substance abuse.
- Serving as a role model; demonstrating leadership in research.
- Sharing knowledge about the "do's" and "don'ts" of grant writing.
- Involving new researchers who share the same or similar interests to work on current projects for them to gain research experience.
- Strengthening research efforts in the substance abuse field.
"Mentors are advisors, people with career experience willing to share their knowledge; supporters, people who give emotional and moral encouragement; tutors, people who give specific feedback on one's performance; masters, in the sense of employers to whom one is apprenticed; sponsors, sources of information about and aid in obtaining opportunities; models, of identity, of the kind of person one should be to be an academic." -Morris Zelditch, The Council of Graduate Schools