SSSR Mentoring Program

The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion is creating a structure of mentoring and training to better equip SSSR members for excellent scholarship. We are searching for three senior mentors, three recent PhDs, and six graduate students from multiple disciplines in our association.  Senior mentors (associate and full professors) will lead discipline-specific mentoring groups that consist of one early PhD (less than five years post PhD), and two graduate students.

The mentoring groups will last three years, beginning at the 2019 annual meeting and end at the 2021 annual meeting. The SSSR will fund one meal for the mentoring group per year at the annual meeting; mentors will receive an honorarium of $500 per year for three years and each of the junior scholars (recent PhD and graduate students) will receive $500 towards the cost of the annual meeting each of the three years of the mentoring program for a total of three meetings. Mentors will meet with those being mentored at least one other time via phone (individually or as a group) for each year of the mentoring period.

Those applying to be mentors should send one paragraph describing their experience with mentoring and approach to mentoring as well as a recent short CV of no more than 5 pages. Graduate students and early PhDs should send a CV and no more than one page describing their reasons for interest in the program. The application should be no more than one page of prose and 5 pages of CV material. Send all application materials by September 1 to SSSR Administration office@sssreligion.org.