Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring Award

The Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring Award recognizes a faculty member who provides exceptional mentoring to postdoctoral scholars.


To be eligible for nomination, the individual must be a full-time faculty member at the University of Arizona.

The nomination must be submitted by a University of Arizona postdoctoral scholar (or more than one postdoctoral scholar) with the title of Postdoctoral Research Associate or another approved job title. (For approval, contact Jenny Hoit at hoit@arizona.edu)

Nomination Process

The nominator(s) must submit a letter that describes how the mentor:

  • Provides intellectual leadership for postdocs to guide their research/creative endeavors;
  • Creates a supportive training environment for postdoctoral scholars;
  • Provides regular and constructive feedback to postdoctoral scholars;
  • Helps postdoctoral scholars develop their independent careers.

The letter may be no longer than two pages.

Only one nomination letter may be submitted for a given faculty member.

More than one postdoctoral scholar may sign the nomination letter.

This award will be recognized at an awards ceremony.