Awards for Postdocs and Mentors

Each year, Postdoctoral Affairs confers two awards.

The Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar Award recognizes a University of Arizona postdoctoral scholar who demonstrates excellence in research, communication, and leadership. The Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring Award recognizes a faculty member who provides exceptional mentoring to postdoctoral scholars. Nominations for these awards open each fall; see our News & Events page for updated info.

Previous awardees for the Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar Award include Dr. Michael Sori in 2019, Dr. Rachel Neville in 2020, Dr. Irene Shivaei in 2021, and Drs. Erik Blackwood and Emily Bray in 2022.

Previous awardees for the Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring Award include Dr. Joceline Lega in 2019, Dr. George E. Gehrels in 2021, and Dr. Koenraad Van Doorslaer in 2022.

Awards Application Guidelines

Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar Award

Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring Award