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. Rachel Neville in 2020, Dr. Irene Shivaei in 2021, Drs. Erik Blackwood and Emily Bray in 2022, and Dr. Christian Parkinson in 2023.

Previous awardees for the Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring Award include Dr. George E. Gehrels in 2021, Dr. Koenraad Van Doorslaer in 2022, and Dr. Laura Meredith in 2023.

Awards Application Guidelines

Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar Award

Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring Award