Mentoring Award for UW Postdoctoral Trainees, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Postdoctoral Research Associates

Submission/Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 10, 2014 (All day)

Has a UW postdoc made a difference in your life this year? Whether in the lab, in the field, or in the classroom, the Graduate School wants to acknowledge the essential role postdoctoral trainees play in research and teaching missions at the University of Washington. 

The Graduate School is seeking nominations for exceptional postdoctoral appointees who dedicate time, energy, and effort to mentoring graduate students. Submit a single nomination letter (up to two pages) that provides examples of how this postdoc has impacted others as a mentor. The letter can be submitted by students, postdocs, faculty, or staff. Your submission letter can be a joint effort or include testimonials from more than one mentee. Please post your nomination letter to the CollectIt box by Jan. 10, 2014. A review committee will select finalists based on mentoring qualities and impact on mentees as described in the submission. Finalists will be announced by Feb. 15. 

Please include the following elements:

  • Postdoc fellow's name saved in the file name
  • Department affiliation, along with program or lab group as relevant
  • Descriptive account of how the postdoc has served as a mentor for graduate students in particular, and other mentoring examples as appropriate
  • Your relationship to the postdoc (nominations can come from faculty, students, staff, and fellow postdocs)

Questions? Contact Associate Dean Kelly Edwards with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Core Programs in the Graduate School.