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Industry Mentoring Network in STEM

The University of Adelaide has partnered with IMNIS to offer 20 PhD students the chance to receive one year of mentoring from an industry leader in the areas of MedTech-Pharma and Energy-Minerals Resources.

  • About IMNIS

    The Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) is an award-winning industry-led initiative of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. IMNIS connects motivated PhD students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with outstanding high level industry leaders in a one year mentoring program.

    Officially launched in 2015, IMNIS has demonstrated success in providing industry mentoring to PhD students in Universities around Australia and was recognised with a prestigious B/HERT Best Higher Education and Training Collaboration Award in 2016.

  • The Program

    IMNIS is a 12 month program of mentoring, networking, education and training. Mentees are matched with an industry leader who will be their individual mentor for the year. Each month, there will be a 1 hour mentor-mentee meeting to review mentee progress, career aspirations, challenges, skills development, answer questions, and to share knowledge and experiences.

    In addition to the individual mentoring, IMNIS hosts five state-level events/activities to facilitate industry-based education, training and broad professional networking during the year.

    IMNIS is not a job placement program. IMNIS is an opportunity to increase your understanding of industry, extend your professional skills and expand your network!

  • Participation

    Participation is available in two STEM programs and up to 10 students will be selected for each. Students in relevant disciplines are encouraged to apply and should select the program that is more closely aligned to their research interests.

    MedTech-Pharma Program

    Relevant disciplines: Life sciences, biology, health, medicine, engineering, technology, informatics, mathematics, data science, computer sciences

    Industry partner: MTPConnect

    Energy-Minerals Resources Program

    Relevant disciplines: Engineering, technology, geology, earth sciences, mathematics, data science, computer or environmental sciences, meteorology

    Industry partners: METS Ignited and NERA

  • Eligibility

    The student must be:

    • Enrolled as a PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide
    • In the 2nd year of their PhD
    • Able to commit the necessary time to meet with their mentor (1 hour per month starting in August 2018 for 12 months) and attend IMNIS events as a participant in this program
  • Application

    Download Application Form

    Deadline – COB Monday 23 July 2018

    Completed applications must be submitted electronically (preferably in PDF format) to

    A diverse range of the most suitable candidates will be short-listed for enrolment. Successful students will be notified via email and invited to enrol in the IMNIS program.

    Notification of outcome – 25 July 2018

Further Information

Interested HDR students are encouraged to attend the IMNIS Information Session:

18 July 2018, Schulz 215 (AGC Seminar Room), North Terrace Campus, 11:00am - 11:30am Register here

For further information contact: or visit:

Career and Research Skills Training (CaRST) Unit

Adelaide Graduate Centre
Level 2, Schulz Building
SA 5005


T: +61 8 8313 5882
F: +61 8 8313 5725