Mentorship Program

Researchers Mentoring Researchers

Want to learn more about research? Interested in sharing your research knowledge with a colleague looking to increase their research know-how?

The Research DPG offers an annual mentorship program for members. Experienced researchers are matched with graduate students and early career researchers based on personal goals and research interests. Mentors and mentees are encouraged to communicate regularly and meet in person at FNCE or other professional meetings.


Program Benefits



  • Using knowledge and expertise to help a junior researcher
  • Impacting future researchers within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Meeting a researcher with similar interests and a fresh perspective
  • Exploring the possibility of research collaborations
  • Giving back to the profession
  • Connecting with an experienced researcher in the field
  • Gaining a fresh perspective from someone at a different institution
  • Coaching on how to build a lifetime career
  • Expanding one’s professional network
  • Having a level of accountability for one’s career goals



If you have questions about the Research DPG Mentorship Program, please contact the Mentorship Chair: Erin McKinley: