FIP Abstract Mentoring Programme
How the FIP Abstract Mentoring Programme works
FIP has implemented an Abstract Mentoring Programme: an extra support for authors with limited or no experience of submitting an abstract for a scientific congress.
The goal of the mentoring programme is to help authors present their material clearly and concisely, before their abstracts are submitted for the formal abstract review process.
Because abstracts must be in English the programme may be particularly helpful for those whose first language is not English.
What mentors and mentees can expect
Abstract authors may send a draft of their abstract to a FIP mentor and feedback will be provided.
The volunteers who serve as a mentor in this process will pay attention to:
- Grammar and spelling
- General content (e.g. Does the project address a "significant" or "important" issue? Would any further information improve the abstract?)
Comments from the mentor will be one-time-only advice. They will not be followed by correspondence between mentor and mentee.
It is important to note that the mentoring process is entirely separate from the formal abstract submission and review process. Requesting mentoring assistance and gaining feedback from that process will not guarantee that an abstract will be accepted for presentation at the congress.
Summary of important dates
1 March 2016: Deadline for sending in abstracts for mentoring
15 March 2016: Deadline for mentor to give feedback to mentee
1 April 2016: Deadline for abstract submission