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Call for Nominations: 2014 Clark P. Read Mentor Award
The Clark P. Read Mentor Award is awarded to honor an individual who, during his or her career, has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in the training of young scientists who have successfully pursued the independent study of parasites or aspects of the host-parasite relationship. Further, the individual shall have influenced the research and/or graduate education of a department, college or institution to significantly increase the number of students completing graduate level training in the various disciplines of parasitology.
Nominations will close on January 15, 2014.
Awarded to honor an individual who, during his or her career, has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in the training of young scientists who have successfully pursued the independent study of parasites or aspects of the host-parasite relationship. Further, the individual shall have influenced the research and/or graduate education of a department, college or institution to significantly increase the number of students completing graduate level training in the various disciplines of parasitology.
Selection criteria: include but are not limited to one or more of the following:
evidence of success of his or her undergraduates, graduates or postdoctoral trainees in the field of parasitology;
evidence of scholarship in research and graduate education;
effective teaching methods;
effective or unique aspects of bench training;
evidence of an impact on the field of parasitology through their didactic and/or bench-level teaching;
evidence of the development of a supportive, creative, and credible learning environment that facilitates the scholarly development of student-mentor partnerships in the various disciplines of parasitology,
candidates for the award should be a member of the American Society of Parasitologists (ASP), at least by the time the award is given; and
at least four letters of support.
The award will consist of travel and accommodation expenses and a certificate to be presented during the Annual Meeting of the Society. The recipient will be expected to deliver a 30 minute oral presentation to the membership of the Society emphasizing his or her views and experiences related to mentoring.
The nomination package for the Clark P. Read Mentor Award should include the following material:
Letter of Nomination
Current Curriculum Vitae
List of current and former students mentored and, if known, their present position/status including: *Undergraduate students *Graduate students *Post-doctoral trainees *Students on whose thesis/dissertation committee the nominee served
Letters of Support (minimum of 4) that speak to the nominee's strengths as a mentor: *Former/current students: letters of support from former/current students should focus on firsthand evidence of the "mentorship" abilities of the nominee *Colleagues – in addition to commenting on evidence of scholarship in research and publication, it is important that the individual writing the letter comment on the nominee's interaction with and influence on students in a mentorship capacity.
Please submit nominations to:
Dr. Valerie McKenzie
Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0334
Call for Nominations: Research Society on Alcoholism 2014 Marlatt Mentorship Award
Deadline: January 31, 2014
The Executive and Awards Committees of RSA are pleased to announce the 2014 Marlatt Mentorship Award in honor of Dr. G. Alan Marlatt. Dr. Marlatt was a giant in the alcohol research field, but just as important was his exceptional generosity and dedication as a mentor to legions of young alcohol researchers. The mentoring relationship between senior and young investigators is an important one that should not go unrecognized.
The Marlatt Mentorship Award will be given annually to an RSA member whose mentoring of young researchers in the alcohol research field is demonstrated to be exceptional and, therefore, should be recognized by his/her peers.
The recipient of this 3rd Annual Award will be presented with a commemorative plaque and cash award during the 2014 RSA Meeting in Bellevue, Washington.
Submit the required materials by January 31. Do not include additional materials. Address questions to Debra Sharp at email@example.com
American Diabetes Association Mentor-Based Postdoctoral Minority Fellowship Award
Application Deadline: January 15, 2014 for July 1, 2014 funding
This award supports the training of minority scientists who are underrepresented in the field of diabetes research. In order to apply, the fellow must identify as an eligible minority defined under the terms of this award. Eligible minorities include: African American; Hispanic or Latino; American Indian or Alaskan Native; and Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.
Awards are granted to established diabetes investigators to support a postdoctoral fellow. Applications must be initiated and submitted by the Mentor.
Awards are $45,000 per year for 2 to 3 years. The award is for the stipend support of a single Fellow in a given year, as well as laboratory supplies and travel costs. All award expenses, including supplies and publication expenses, should revolve around the Fellow. No indirect costs may be requested.
American Contact Dermatitis Society Mentoring Awards
ACDS mentoring awards are granted for the purpose of assisting young dermatologists including dermatology residents, dermatology fellows, or dermatologist up to 5 years out of residency to become leaders/experts in the field of contact dermatitis by acquiring additional academic skills which may not be available at their training institutions.
The applications are reviewed every 6 months on April 15 and October 15 of each year.
Either the Mentor or the Applicant must be a member of ACDS.
Mentor and applicant may not be from the same institution
Funding may not exceed $3,000 per applicant.
Mentor must provide written acceptance of applicant and submit a follow-up report.
Academic/leadership potential is apparent, either from the applicant or department chair letters.
Budgeted items may include expenses related to travel and research, but may not include items as software, books, lab materials or registration fees for meetings or travel to meetings.
Applicant’s work is to be with one or two specific mentors, not with an entire department.
The Selection Guidelines
Travel expenses will be considered if it is necessary to provide a unique mentoring opportunity.
Preference will be given to mentors or applicants who are members of ACDS.
Mentoring may not serve to meet Residency Review Committee guidelines.
A copy of these guidelines must accompany the application packet in order for the applicant to be aware of the selection process
If an approved mentoring project cannot be completed as originally proposed, the awardee must immediately contact the ACDS office. Arrangements will be made to return the award if already received or change to an alternative project approved by the Committee.
30 days prior to the start of the mentoring project, the applicant is to reaffirm the dates of the mentoring program with the ACDS Office and request their award check indicating the address for mailing.
Once the applicant has completed the approved project, the mentee is required to submit a written report summarizing the skills or knowledge acquired from this experience.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Life Members Mentorship Grants for Medical Students
Supported by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Life Members Fund
The availability of all awards is contingent upon receipt of adequate funding.
Application Deadline: July 11, 2014
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is pleased to announce the Life Members Mentorship Grants for Medical Students (MGM).
The MGM provides the opportunity for seven medical students to attend the AACAP Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, October 20 - October 26, 2014 and receive an introduction into the field of child and adolescent psychiatry through the AACAP Mentorship Program. MGM recipients also participate in programs sponsored by the Life Members, which is a group of the oldest and most distinguished members of AACAP, all having been members for at least 30 years. Many of those in this group served as AACAP leadership and also pioneered many of the significant discoveries and developments in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry. Partnered with the Mentorship Program, this program provides participants with networking opportunities, exposure to varying specialties, and interaction with Life Members. Participation in this program provides up to $1,000 for travel expenses to the AACAP Annual Meeting.
(Please note that the availability of these benefits is contingent upon receipt of adequate funding from AACAP)
• Up to $1,000 for travel expenses to the AACAP Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. This includes airfare, hotel, and meals (max. $75/day). Applicants will be required to provide documentation of travel expenses in order to receive AACAP reimbursement.
• Participation in various AACAP Annual Meeting events, including the Mentorship Program, an awards luncheon, the career development forum, the Life Members Wisdom Clinical Perspectives, and the Life Members Reception and Dinner.
• Applicants must be enrolled in a medical school in the United States at the time of the AACAP Annual Meeting in October 2014.
• Recipients are also required to share the AACAP recruitment video with fellow medical students in their program within the 6 months following the Annual Meeting.
• Recipients are required to write a follow up report on the experience that they would be encouraged to submit to their program's listserve and/or website and share a copy of this with AACAP.
• Participants must be in good standing at their medical school.
• Participants must attend all AACAP Annual Meeting events specified by AACAP.
• Use the online awards system to complete your application and to upload the following documents:
• Curriculum Vitae;
• Personal statement articulating a compelling reason for wanting to attend the Annual Meeting; and
• Letter of support from a faculty member or mentor.
• In addition, a letter of good standing from the applicant’s medical school must be sent directly to AACAP via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax at 202-966-5894.
Applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm (EDT) on July 11, 2014 for consideration. *Please note that the availability of this award is contingent on funding from AACAP.
AACAP reserves the right to waive liabilities.
For more information, contact the AACAP Training and Education Manager at email@example.com or 202-587-9663.
American Society of Hematology Mentor Award
Mentorship is one of the most important determinants of a successful career in hematology, yet it is often a component of career development that, while prized by recipients, is rarely rewarded. In recognition of the value the Society places on mentorship, the ASH Mentor Award was created to reward outstanding mentors in the hematology community. Superb mentors from any of the different branches of hematology are eligible for this award, including adult or pediatric hematologists; academic or community practitioners; basic, clinical, or translational researchers; hematopathologists; transfusion medicine specialists; and individuals working in industry or government. It is anticipated that awardees will have had a sustained career commitment to mentoring, a significant positive impact on their mentees' careers, and through their mentees have advanced research and patient care in the field of hematology.
Each year one award in the amount of $5,000 and a plaque will be granted to two outstanding mentors drawn from the areas of basic science, clinical investigation, education, or clinical/community care. (The ASH Mentor Award Study Section reserves the right to not grant awards if no suitable nominations have been submitted.)
This award is based on the training experiences and success of the nominee’s mentees, not the mentor’s personal career achievements. For the purpose of this award, mentoring is defined as the process of guiding, supporting, and promoting the training and career development of others. The key roles of a mentor include, but are not limited to providing:
• Intellectual growth and development
• Career development
• Professional guidance
• Positive role modeling
2014 Selection Process Timeline
Nomination packages due: April 4, 2014
Study section to meet to review scores and decide on recommendations for Awards and Executive Committees: Late April 2014
Final selections will be sent to the ASH Awards Committee and the ASH Executive Committee for final approval: May 2014
Winners notified: June 2014
1. All nominees and nominators must be members of ASH.
2. Nominees of all nationalities and all countries of residence are eligible; however, all application materials must be submitted in English.
3. Nominees may include adult or pediatric hematologists; academic or community practitioners; basic, clinical, or translational researchers; hematopathologists; transfusion medicine specialists; and individuals working in industry or government.
4. Nominees should have a sustained record of mentoring over time.
5. Nominators must be a mentee of the nominee, or colleagues who have personal knowledge of the nominee’s mentoring efforts.
6. Mentees should be actively involved in research, teaching, mentoring, or other leadership activities.
7. The nominator, primary, and secondary mentee must be three individuals.
1. Prior recipients of the ASH Mentor Award are ineligible for future awards.
2. Voting members of the ASH Executive Committee, the ASH Awards Committee or the Mentor Award Study Section are ineligible for a mentor award during their tenure.
3. Self-nominations and posthumous nominations will not be accepted.
4. Recipients of the William Dameshek Prize, Henry M. Stratton Medal, and E. Donnall Thomas Lecture and Prize are ineligible for the year they receive the award.
• Nominations will be due via e-mail no later than 11:59 p.m. (PST)
• Nominations must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
• The file should be named in the following format: Mentor Award [nominee’s] Lastname-Firstname Year.pdf.
• Nominations are reviewed and scored on the following criteria: 1) intellectual growth and development, 2) career development, 3) professional guidance, 4) advocacy, and 5) being a role model. Each of these criteria are scored individually, therefore the nomination and support letters should provide sufficient detail and specific examples that speaks to each of these elements.
• Please be sure to include all necessary documents in the order below in one PDF document; separate e-mails will not be considered.
• Nominations that are not formatted correctly, that contain incorrect documents, or that are missing required documents will not be considered.
Nomination packages must include the following information:
1. The completed nomination form.
2. The nominee's curriculum vitae.
3. Three letters of recommendation.
◦ A letter written by the nominator that summarizes the nominee's impact on the training/careers of his/her mentees.
◦ Two letters written by the primary and secondary mentee (can be a former or current mentee) who can each provide a first-hand account of how the nominee influenced his or her career. Academic, clinical, and educational achievements on the part of the mentee will all be considered important. These mentees must be willing to complete a structured telephone interview about the nominee's mentoring capacity.
◦ Optional: Up to three additional letters of support from junior and senior faculty will be accepted, but are not required. Ideally, at least one letter should be written by a mentee who can provide a first-hand account of how the nominee influenced his or her career. Academic, clinical, educational, and regulatory achievements on the part of the mentee will all be considered as important.
It is suggested that the nominees participate in the process of assembling the nomination package, since their mentoring achievements may have spanned many years, beyond the experience of individual mentees.
Nomination and Selection Process
New- Nominations for both the ASH Honorific Awards and Mentor Awards will now be accepted throughout the year. Any nomination submitted prior to the award deadline will be considered for the current year’s review cycle. Nominations submitted after the award deadline will be considered for the following year’s review cycle.
Nominations may be made by any member of ASH, based on either having been mentored by the nominee or by personal observation of mentoring provided to others by the nominee. Nominators may be mentees of the nominee or colleagues who have personal knowledge of the nominee's mentoring efforts.
The ASH Mentor Award Study Section, which reviews nomination packages, includes, but is not limited to, two members from the ASH Trainee Council, one member from the ASH Educational Affairs Committee, two member from the ASH Awards Committee, one member from the ASH Committee on Practice, and two members from the ASH Committee on Training Programs.
Nomination packages will be forwarded to the Mentor Award Study Section for review. Nomination packages are reviewed and scored by the members of the Study Section on a mentoring score card. Several members of the Study Section review each nomination package.
Nominations are scored based on the Award Criteria and the overall strength of the nomination package. Final selections will be based on a consensus of the entire Study Section. The Study Section will encourage nominators of highly ranked, but unsuccessful, nominees to resubmit their application in subsequent years. Final selections are sent to the ASH Awards Committee and the ASH Executive Committee for final approval by the end of June. Awardees are notified in July.
Questions about the ASH Mentor Award may be directed to email@example.com.
Emily M. Gray Award
Established in 1997; the first award was presented in 1998.
Deadline for nominations: May 1 of each year.
The Emily M. Gray Award is given for significant contributions to education in biophysics, contributions that may include a distinguished record of excellence in classroom instruction, in mentoring research scientists at any level, in developing novel educational methods or materials, in promoting scientific outreach efforts to the public or to youth, in generating a track record of attracting new students to thefield of biophysics, or in otherwise fostering an environment exceptionally conducive to education in biophysics. The Emily M. Gray Lecture will be the keynote presentation at the Student Symposium at the Annual Meeting. The winner receives an honorarium of $750.
Nominee must have made an exceptional contribution to education in biophysics.
Nominee must be a member of the Society in good standing.
Nominator must submit completed Nomination Form and required documents.
Nominations packets must include the following:
Completed Award Nomination Form
Letter describing qualifications of the nominee
Two supporting letters
Nominee’s curriculum vitae, focusing on educational and teaching contributions, and relevant list of publications
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Mentorship Awards in Aging
The recipient will be presented with a plaque and a cash award of $1,500 at the Division 20 Business Meeting during the annual APA convention in the year the award is received.
Annual deadline: March 15
The Mentor award will be presented to an individual who has consistently provided support, guidance, and strong direction to undergraduate and graduate students in aging and adult development. This individual might be someone who resides at a liberal arts institution or college that focuses on undergraduate education or it may be an individual at a PhD-granting institution. This award will be given to the individual who has been most actively committed to mentoring and who best exemplifies the qualities identified with strong, effective mentoring.
How to Apply
Nomination materials should be sent in one email to the Chair of the Awards Committee with "D20 Mentor Award Nomination" noted as the subject of the email by March 15 annually. The nomination materials will include the following:
A letter of nomination (by a Division 20 member) describing the individual's impact and role as a mentor.
A current CV of the nominee.
A list of students and junior colleagues who the nominee has mentored by that person.
A brief statement by the nominee of his or her current work and future plans.
At least three additional letters of support written by students, former students, and junior colleagues. The letters for the mentoring awards should include the following information:
• A description of the nature of the mentoring relationship (when, where, level of training)
• A CV or resume for the student or junior colleague writing the reference
• The role played by the mentor in facilitating the student or colleague's development as a scholar and professional
Nominees must be members or affiliates of Division 20.
Nominees will be reviewed by a committee of past-presidents as well as past and present members of the Division 20 Executive Committee.
Alexander Gralnick Research Investigator Prize
This prize is a biennial grant that supports exceptional research and mentoring accomplishments in the area of serious mental illness.
Deadline: April 15, 2014
Sponsor: American Psychological Foundation
The $20,000 grant supports “exceptional individuals working in the area of serious mental illness,” including but not limited to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and paranoia (delusional disorder).
The American Psychological Foundation provides financial support for innovative research and programs that enhance the power of psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential both now and in generations to come.
The APF Alexander Gralnick Research Investigator Prize recognizes “exceptional individuals working in the area of serious mental illness,” including but not limited to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and paranoia (delusional disorder). The prize was established to honor the late Alexander Gralnick, MD, and to reflect the breadth of his accomplishments and contributions in the field of serious mental illness. Dr. Gralnick was a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and he received the American Psychiatric Association’s Distinguished Service Award and the Service to the Mentally Ill Award of the World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation. The prize aims to carry on Dr. Gralnick’s legacy by facilitating research by doctoral-level investigators in the area of serious mental illness.
To encourage psychologists to assume a leadership role for psychology in the area of serious mental illness.
To encourage the training of future psychologists to become leaders in this field.
To provide funding for recipients to ensure that psychologists work to advance understanding and treatment for those who are affected by serious mental illnesses.
A doctoral degree and a record of significant research productivity in the area of serious mental illness.
A record of significant involvement in training and development of younger investigators.
An affiliation with an accredited college, university or other research/treatment institution.
APF encourages applications from individuals who represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability and sexual orientation.
Please submit the following:
A letter of nomination outlining the candidate’s accomplishments, prospects for future contributions and influence on the development of other psychologists.
A statement of accomplishments to date.
A plan for the next five years (written by the nominee) for continuing to make advances in the field of serious mental illness and training other psychologists to become leaders in this field.
Photo copies of two seminal publications.
A current, brief CV.
Candidates will be chosen on the excellence of the full breadth of research conducted and published to date, ongoing research productivity, and influence on a future generation of researchers.
Submit nomination materials online by midnight (ET), on April 15. Self-nominations will be accepted.
For questions about this program please email Parie Kadir.