Joana Fillol, PhD student at CECS, won a $4100 scholarship to intern at Emerson College (Boston, USA) under the IMFAHE programme.
IMFAHE stands for International Mentoring Foundation for the Advancement of Higher Education, a non-profit institution founded in 2015, based in Boston (USA), whose aim is to provide transformative career opportunities for young researchers. In the 2022/23 edition, 120 students from eight universities in the Iberian Peninsula participated in the programme.
The University of Minho (UMinho) is one of the partners of IMFAHE, through its Special Projects Office. Last November, it opened applications to select twenty PhD students from several scientific areas of UMinho to participate in this program in the current academic year.
Each participant is assigned a mentor, from among a panel of highly qualified professionals working in prestigious institutions (universities and companies) at the international level. This professional support the participants by offering, in periodic meetings, advice to the doctoral students and helping them develop a career plan. In addition, participants also have access to a series of online courses on professional development, innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership and scientific careers, given by experts from all over the world.
Another added value of the project is that it gives access to scholarships of excellence to carry out two or three-month internships abroad, financing the stay of the winners with a value that varies between 4000 and 5000 dollars.
The IMFAHE scholarship that Joana Fillol won, worth 4100 dollars, was disclosed by the CECS Projects Support Office and is sponsored by the University of Minho. According to the PhD student, the internship will take place at Emerson College, Boston, in the United States.