“Online, open learning recommendations and mentoring towards Sustainable research CAReers” project, aka OSCAR, is a concept serving the professional development of researchers, research master students and doctoral training participants by providing personalised training on researcher mental health and career development. This training will be done by a solution using AI based learning recommendations and state-of-the-art technology for online mentoring.
In order to maintain sustainable and successful academic careers, researchers and scientists need to attain interdisciplinary and transversal skills beyond their specialisation. Researchers need to drive their own careers in and outside of academia, and also manage stressful steps in their research projects while keeping up their high level of mental wellbeing and motivation to deliver high quality research output.
Therefore, the OSCAR E+ Strategic Partnership, based on the expertise of the consortium, will develop, deploy, and validate a personalised training and online mentoring service for researchers to support their career management and mental health awareness skills development. As such, the OSCAR project is built on the following central pillars:
- The development of an online, AI driven, open learning recommendation framework and platform to support the improvement of key (transversal) skills on an individual level, taking the context of the learner into an account.
- The development of an online mentoring program focusing on mental health of researchers, providing psychological support to understand and mitigate impact of stressful academic environments.
- The development of an online mentoring program in career management and planning in order to support sustainable researcher careers.
Funding: EU (ERASMUS+ Key Action 204 Higher Education)
Duration: September 2020 – August 2023
Budget: 427 818 €
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
OSCAR is built on the eDoer platform. eDoer is an open, personal, AI driven learning recommender. You can access and try the platform here:
For questions, requests please contact the project coordinator, Dr. Gábor Kismihók