Training, coaching and mentoring

Women PhD students and postdocs are encouraged to take part in training, mentoring and coaching programmes organized in the different institutions involved in MARVEL. These are regularly advertised on this website and are open to all the MARVEL women scientists.

REGARD training programme, for women researchers at EPFL, UniFR and UniGE. Around 20 workshops are organized every year, on issues related to career planning, communication, leadership, etc. Participation is free for women researchers of the program’s partner institutions.

Fix the leaky pipeline! for women researchers at EPFLETHZPSI and Empa. Coaching groups and training courses are organized to offer young scientists the opportunity to reflect on their professional situations, develop a strategy for embarking or continuing on their career paths, receive targeted further training, and extend their personal and scientific networks. 

Réseau romand de mentoring pour femmes, for advanced women PhD students and postdoc at EPFL, UniFR, UniGE. Through one-on-one mentoring with a individually selected professor, training and networking, this programme seeks to enhance the position of women researchers aiming at a career in academia. 

Peer mentoring groups, open to men and women PhD students and researchers at UZH. The aim of this programme is to foster the scientific career of junior researchers within closed — preferably interdisciplinary — and selfinitiated groups.