Center for Interdisciplinary Mentoring Research
Turning the science of mentoring into the art of mentoring relationships.

Created in 2010, the Center for Interdisciplinary Mentoring Research exists to advance the field of mentoring, nationally and internationally, through innovative and rigorous research, education and knowledge sharing, and partnerships with organizations providing services.


CIMR researchers are examining mentoring across the lifecourse. Find out more about our work on mentoring children and youth, mentoring college students, and mentoring employees in the workplace


CIMR has 25 faculty research affiliates and eight graduate students engaged in mentoring research and work at colleges, universities and research institutions across the northwest. Find out more about who we are.



CIMR is engaged in research by sponsored by NICHD, NIDDR, IES, NSF, OJJDP, the Oregon Department of Health and Human Services and many others. Find out more about our research projects and publications.



In addition to research, CIMR is involved in education and outreach translating mentoring research for mentoring practioners and policy makers. Find out more about our institutes, forums and events.