Here is how MENTOR connects with peers, contacts and new and established scientists across the world. We recognise the importance of reaching out to the scientists of tomorrow.


UPC’s ESR: Outreach to Aston University Engineering Academy

Mariano Devigili and students AUEA
Mariano Devigili at AUEA

April 2022 MENTOR Early Stage Researcher Mariano Devigili gave a lecture on the optical networks behind the internet to around 50 Year 12 students at Aston University Engineering Academy.


Mariano is hosted by the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in Barcelona and he also spoke about MENTOR EID and the EC’s Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions.


MENTOR is delighted to impact and inspire young students who may not realise the career paths open to them.


To finish, there was a Q&A session in which students interacted and asked questions.














Sant’Anna ESRs Outreach to PIXNET Students

March 2022 Following on from the success of their outreach session in November 2021 and demand for another, MENTOR Early Stage Researchers 3 and 4 (Lareb Zar Khan and Abdennour Ben Terki) hosted by Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (SSSA) in Pisa spoke about MENTOR EID and the EC’s Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions to 19 Masters students on the Photonic Integrated Circuits, Sensors and NETworks programme (PIXNET) at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. These students are potential prime future candidates for an EID.

In the talk, Lareb and Abdennour provided an overview of MSCA MENTOR program and in particular their research. They also touched on the following topics:

  1. What are MSCA PhD fellowships
  2. What are their different categories
  3. General Eligibility criteria
  4. How MSCA PhD fellowships are different from other PhD fellowships.
  5. General Application Procedure for MSCA PhDs (Portal, ​guidelines, and tips)

To finish, there was a Q&A session in which students inquired about required application documents, guidelines for interview(s) preparation and many other questions related to topics covered in the presentation.

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