Odyssey Program

About the Odyssey Program

One of the great benefits of SRAI is the incredible knowledge base among our membership. The Odyssey Program pairs up our experienced members (mentors) with members who are new or seeking to learn new skills in the field (mentees) and will give us all the chance to grow.

Help us embark on this journey and consider applying for the Odyssey Program today!

How does this program work?

The Odyssey Program will pair up or group mentees and mentors for a 12-months period. Mentoring relationships may be structured as one-on-one pairings or as small groups (~3-4), depending on expertise matches and interest. We would like mentees and mentors to connect throughout the year, scheduling at your pace. The Mentoring Committee will check in quarterly throughout the year with a final review at the end of the program.

Who qualifies to be a mentee?

We are looking for people new to research administration, new to your role in research administration, or wanting to prepare for something new in research administration. If you need help with your current position or career path and feel like you could benefit from someone guiding you through the process of developing new skills, please consider applying. Mentees must be Full Members of SRAI.

Who qualifies to be a mentor?

We need experienced members willing to keep in contact with their mentees for a 12-month period. While the pace and forum to communicate is at the discretion of each pairing/group, mentors will be expected to lead by checking in to answer mentee questions and prompting discussion about their roles. Mentors must be Full Members of SRAI.

Odyssey Program Applications

Submissions of Applications for Mentors and Mentees has now closed.

Program begins January 2024.


If you have questions about the program please email membership@srainternational.org.