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Research Mentor Training

This initiative was implemented during the NRMN Phase I. Since transitioning to NRMN Phase II, these programs have evolved into separate NRMN U01 Interventions. For more information surrounding these NRMN interventions, please click here.

NRMN’s Research Mentor Training workshops are designed to help research mentors maximize the effectiveness of their mentoring relationships.
These workshops are intended for the mentors of biomedical researchers across career stages, including undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty.
Our workshops range from a few hours to a full 8-hour training.
For mentors of undergraduates, we offer mentor training based on Entering Mentoring. For mentors of graduate students, postdocs, and junior faculty, we offer the following options: Mentor Training for Biomedical Researchers, Mentor Training for Clinical & Behavioral Researchers, Mentor Training for Clinical & Translational Researchers, and Mentor Training for Community Engaged Researchers.
Our evidence-based training includes the following themes:

  • Aligning Expectations
  • Addressing Equity and Inclusion
  • Articulating Your Mentoring Philosophy and Plan
  • Assessing Understanding
  • Cultivating Ethical Behavior
  • Culturally Aware Mentoring
  • Enhancing Work-Life Integration
  • Fostering Independence
  • Maintaining Effective Communication
  • Promoting Mentee Research Self-Efficacy
  • Promoting Professional Development

NRMN offers Research Mentor Training workshops in the following formats: in-person, self-paced online, and synchronous online. Upcoming trainings include:

To learn about upcoming Research Mentor Training workshops, check out our events calendar.


Learn about the phases of mentoring relationships and explore resources.
Phases of mentoring relationships
Mentor training curricula
Evaluation of mentor training

Mentor Certifications

NRMN is pleased to recognize your efforts and skill as a mentor through certification as an NRMN MentorNRMN Certified Mentor, or NRMN Master Mentor.
Click on the link below to learn more and apply for one of these three NRMN mentor designations.

NRMN Mentor Certifications


  • Jane Disney says:

    Do you have trainers and/or resources for near-peer mentoring (undergraduates with high school students) or peer-to-peer mentoring (high school students with other high school students)? Or even resources that could be adapted? We are submitting a DEIA supplement for our NIH SEPA grant and plan to incorporate this approach to mentoring in partner schools. Thank you for anything you can offer!

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