The Departments and Mentors
Each Fellow is attached to either a Department or the RSCAS, some to both, and is allocated a mentor within this unit. Departments and different fields operate in different ways, some having closer and others looser involvement with Fellows. However, at a minimum you can expect to see your mentor at least twice a term, and they should ensure you can regularly attend, and ideally present your research at, the appropriate departmental seminars, and become more generally involved in the life of the department. Mentors should also read and comment on the Working Paper and research proposal and offer career advice concerning publication strategies and job and grant applications. There are also a number of working groups that Fellows are encouraged to join, some operating across departments, like the Legal and Political Theory Workshop, and others more associated with a given department, although not excluding members of other departments, such as the Colloquium on Political Behaviour. These working groups also offer a forum to interact with PhD researchers.
Fellows who have been awarded an extension of the Fellowship are primarily affiliated with their departments during their second year. Please follow this link to the two-year Fellowships activities.