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FASEB Leadership Engagement and Appreciation of Differences (LEAD) is a reverse mentoring program that pairs senior-level professionals with junior-level mentors to gain different perspectives of individual, group, and cultural views within the workplace and the scientific research communities. 



  • Member in good standing of at least one of FASEB's full member societies 
  • FASEB or member society employees 

What is a Reverse Mentor?
A reverse mentor is at a more junior-level educational and/or career stage than their reverse mentee.  Candidates may include:


  • Early career researchers (e.g., Assistant or Associate Professors)
  • Postdocs
  • Graduate students
  • Managers
  • Analysts
  • Coordinators

What is a Reverse Mentee?
A reverse mentee is at a more senior-level career stage than their reverse mentor.  Candidates may include:


  • Deans, Provosts, Vice-Presidents, or Presidents
  • Departments Chairs/Head of Division chiefs
  • Professors
  • Executive directors

Begin your application here

Have Questions about the LEAD Program? 
Please visit LEAD program frequently asked questions  for more information.

General Inquiries: Contact diversity@faseb.org.