Call for 2021 Award Nominations!

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar Award

The Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar Award recognizes a University of Arizona (UA) postdoctoral scholar who demonstrates excellence in research, communication, and leadership. See previous awardees here. This award will be recognized at the annual Awards of Distinction Ceremony held in Spring 2021. The recipient will receive $1000 and a plaque.

Eligibility

To be eligible for nomination, the individual must be a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate (or another approved job title; for approval, contact Jenny Hoit at hoit@arizona.edu) at the University of Arizona and no more than 5 years since earning a doctoral degree.

The nominator must be a faculty member (or more than one faculty member) at the UA.

Nomination Process

The nominator(s) must submit (a) the nominee’s CV that includes a one-paragraph personal statement, and (b) a letter that describes the postdoctoral scholar’s achievements during their time at the University of Arizona in:

  • Innovation or research contributions;
  • Research productivity including publications, presentations, performances, and/or funding;
  • Quality of written and oral communication about the research or scholarly work, including the ability to communicate effectively with broad audiences; and
  • Leadership including mentoring, project management, and/or service within the local, national, and international communities.

The letter may be no longer than two pages.

Only one nomination letter may be submitted for a given postdoctoral scholar.

More than one faculty member may sign the nomination letter.

 

** Nomination letters are due December 6, 2021 **

Submit your nomination here


Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring Award

The Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring Award recognizes a faculty member who provides exceptional mentoring to postdoctoral scholars. See previous awardees here. The recipient will receive a plaque.

Eligibility

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.

 

** Nomination letters are due December 6, 2021 **

Submit your nomination here