The core of the BERA Area Guidance is the BERA mentoring program. Upon admission to BERA, each Associate is assigned to a mentor who is distinct from the Associate’s supervisor within her/his own institution. Members of the BERA Committee and other senior professors based at BERA institutions serve as mentors. Mentor-mentee pairs meet regularly and create an individual career development plan based on the mentee’s interests and objectives. Matching mentors and mentees from different BERA institutions ensures that the Associates can closely connect to the other research institutions in Berlin and their senior faculty. In this way the BERA institutions commit to engage in each other’s postdoctoral career development.
The director of the BERA Area Guidance is Georg Weizsäcker (DIW Berlin and HU Berlin).