Mentoring Program Available for Health Research Professionals

April 27, 2022

Are you a U-M staff member who works on health-related research studies? Are you interested in professional growth and development?

If so, consider applying to STEP.up, a formal mentorship program for research professionals. STEP.up is currently accepting mentor and mentee applications for their fifth cohort. Each year, a limited number of pairs are accepted to participate in the nine-month program. A major consideration for acceptance is whether an appropriate match can be made between a potential mentor and mentee.  

Mentors typically have at least five to eight years of professional experience, a career-long pursuit of professional development for themselves, and a passion for coaching others. Mentees are self-starters and independent learners who envision a research career but are still in the early stages of their journey.

Program Details:  

  • Nine-month program running from October 2022 – June 2023
  • Mentor training session for mentors only
  • Program kick-off session for mentors and mentees
  • The expected monthly time commitment for mentors and mentees is approximately one hour/month to meet, plus mentee time spent working towards a professional development goal
  • End-of-program celebration to acknowledge everyone’s hard work and to network with peers

MENTEE application: Click here  

MENTOR application: Click here

Deadline to Apply: June 20, 2022. Applicants will be notified of their application status by the end of September 2022. 

For questions about STEP.up or your eligibility to apply, contact Angie Lyden (