Mentoring initiative

As part of FMR’s commitment to reducing barriers to publication for first-time authors, we are offering the opportunity to work with a mentor who will provide advice on how to develop a strong article for submission for publication in FMR 70: Knowledge, voice and power.

Mentoring is open to anyone who has submitted an article proposal to the FMR Editors and received encouragement to submit a full article. Applications must be made by 1st December using this form. (If you experience any difficulties in accessing this form, please email us at and we will send it to you.)

We have 10-12 spaces available. We will give preference to authors who have not been published in FMR before and who live and/or work in regions most affected by forced migration issues. A range of both researchers and practitioners will be sought.

What will a mentor do?

- Mentors will work with authors to give help as needed, including helping with structure and providing feedback on a draft article. This will be done by email or by meeting online with the mentee (person being mentored)

- Mentors will provide up to 3 hours of assistance, including commenting on a second draft if requested. 

Please note that, as the FMR editors will provide a deep edit before publication, mentors will not assist with language editing.

What will a mentee do?

- Complete a short application form and, if selected, a statement of commitment.

- Provide a draft article concept for discussion at an initial meeting.

What languages do mentors speak and read?

We will have mentors who speak all four of FMR’s languages of publication i.e. English, Arabic, French and Spanish.

How do I apply?

Click here to apply to work with a mentor to develop your full article for submission.


You can watch a recording of a webinar on 'Writing for FMR' on our Youtube channel.

This initiative is being run in partnership with the LERRN project at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

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Refugee Studies Centre
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