We’re happy to announce that the first round of mentee applications for our new mentoring program at the Global Priorities Institute is open! The program is intended for people in the EA community (or sympathetic to EA) who plan to apply to economics PhD programs in the upcoming application cycle (for PhD starts in ~Sep 2022). Through this program, we want to support you during the stressful application process and help you establish relationships with like-minded aspiring economists.
We will send every applicant some application advice materials and we will offer one-on-one mentoring with current and past PhD students to a subset of applicants. Those offered one-on-one mentoring will receive
- a call with their assigned mentors in October/November to discuss where to apply and how to prepare,
- one set of comments on their application drafts, and
- a call around April to help with any decisions.
The mentors are themselves current or past economics PhD students who have placed in some of the top US and European programs. They are Forethought Fellows or have participated in GPI’s Early Career Conference Program.
Since this is the first time we’re running the program, it’s hard for us to gauge interest and anticipate how many applicants we’ll be able to offer one-on-one mentoring to. We will select applicants based on who we think will benefit most from our mentoring. We will take into account factors like what other opportunities they already have and will also give priority to under-represented demographic groups.
If you’re interested, please fill out this short questionnaire by 8 August.
Please pass this info on to anyone who might benefit from this!
John, Evie and Luzia (GPI predocs)