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Expression of interest for participation in the Global Talent Mentoring programme

The Foundation for Research and Technology (FORTH) participates in the Global Talent Mentoring initiative,, The Global Talent Mentoring is an innovative online platform, launched in 2020, with the purpose of networking exceptional new talents in the fields of sciences - STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine) with acclaimed scientists around the world, who will provide them online, free mentoring with the goal of growing their talent.

Participation requirements for young people in this programme are: Senior High School attendance at the launch of the mentoring in the end of 2020 (i.e. born in 2003, 2004, 2005), very good knowledge of English, profound knowledge of any STEMM field or/and any extracurricular achievements (e.g. prizes in any significant contest), and the inherent interest in developing their skills in said field.

Mentors must be internationally acclaimed scientists, technologists, engineers, medical researchers with significant work in any STEMM field and proven professional experience. Moreover, they must be willing to offer their mentoring on a voluntary basis, as mentoring a new talent requires dedicating about 30 minutes on a weekly basis for a long period of at least a year. Mentors will participate in a global network of top STEMM scientists sharing the same philosophy and seeking for opportunities to disseminate their knowledge to the next generation of young talents.

The deadline for participating as mentor is 31 July 2020.

The platform is developed by a team of researchers at the University of Regensburg, under the supervision of Professor Heidrum Stoeger. It is fully financed by the UNESCO-recognized Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Distinguished Academic Performance (Dumbai) in the context of its wider effort for preparing the World Giftedness Center. FORTH participates in the initiative with the Team of Socio-Educational Research and Innovation of the Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics, under the supervision of Dr. Katerina Papadaki, Research Director.

Homepage of the Global Talent Mentoring Hub

Platform website for Greece and Cyprus:

Application form for mentees:

Application form for mentors:


Androulakis Yorgis

Special technical scientist

Socio-Educational Research & Assessment

Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics

Foundation for Research and Technology

Tel. 2810391836