University of Wisconsin–Madison

Mentoring Compacts/Contracts Examples

Below are five different frameworks to help each mentor customize your own compact. See which elements appeal to you and the needs of your mentees, and use them to launch a thorough and explicit conversation early on in the project and/or relationship. Use the documents dynamically to structure regular conversations and help ensure follow-thru.

  1. Pre-determined list: Compact Between Postdoctoral Appointees and Their Mentors (PDF)
  2. Team-based: Team Mentoring Contract (PDF)
  3. Individual lab:
    1. Sample Compact from McMahon Lab (PDF)
    2. Ramsay Guide for Research Students (PDF)
  4. Question-based: UAB Mentor Contract (PDF)
  5. General purpose: Mentorship Agreement Template (PDF)