Call for Mentors

Mentor a Millennium Scholar

Sign-up to be a STAR Research Partner and support the upward academic mobility of new generations of scholars by mentoring a Millennium Scholar.

You are invited to serve as a STAR Research Partner and be matched with an emerging and early career scholar (or scholar-practitioner) selected for the Millennium Scholars Program, the premiere scholarship development program of the Society of Transnational Academic Researchers (STAR). Millennium Scholars identify with a low income, lower-middle income, or emerging country, whether by birth, cultural heritage, or current residence. The program is intended to serve new generations of scholars who may identify with traditionally minoritized groups, marginalized identities, and/or reside in countries in the Global South.


STAR Research Partners will be matched with emerging scholars selected for the Millennium Scholars Program based on similar research and/or methodological interests. They will be invited to accept or decline an invitation to support a specific research profile and the development of a research project or publication during the upcoming semester in partnership with the mentee. If they accept the invitation, they will meet with their mentee one-on-one, once-a month for 3 months to discuss the project, as well as serve as panelist at one meeting of the Millennium Scholars in the semester, where they will present on a selected topic of interest.


STAR Research Partners who mentor a Millennium Scholar will be recognized with a:

  • Certificate from the Society of Transnational Academic Researchers (STAR) 
  • Letter of commendation from the Society of Transnational Academic Researchers (STAR) 
  • Listed as STAR Research Partner on the website featuring one highlighted publication


STAR Research Partners will have the option to co-publish as a second author with their Millennium Scholar mentee if they provide substantive support in the given publication’s development. These emerging cross-border relationships may serve as a basis for future cooperation in research and teaching. 


STAR Research Partners must have an earned doctorate with a minimum 5 years experience in an academic or research-based position with a record of publication.


  • 1 December 2022 –  Deadline to sign-up to serve as mentor and STAR Research Partner
  • 5 December 2022 – Invitation to support matched Millennium Scholar research profile
  • 10 December 2022 – Accept or decline invitation
  • January-June –  Monthly mentoring meetings with mentee, plus one panel session with all Millennium Scholars
  • TBD – Attend closing symposium

Our Vision

The Society of Transnational Academic Researchers (STAR) leverages the power of transnational connections to support upward academic mobility for new generations of international scholars and graduate students through mentoring, open access publishing, leadership development, and community-building. Our approach focuses on human-to-human relationships, alternative futures, distributed leadership, organizing platforms, open access, continuous learning, and local languages.

How To Sign-Up

To be considered for a match, please email a copy of your CV to Dr. Lisa Unangst at by 1 December 2022. You may also email with any questions about the timeline, expectations, benefits, recognition, or qualifications for STAR Research Partners.