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Call for Nominations: Rheumatology Research Foundation Excellence in Investigative Mentoring Award
The Rheumatology Research Foundation Excellence in Investigative Mentoring Award recognizes the importance of the mentor/mentee relationship. A dedicated mentor can significantly influence the successful development and career of a mentee. Through the Excellence in Investigative Mentoring Award, the Foundation honors an active ACR or ARHP member for their contributions to the rheumatology profession through outstanding and ongoing mentoring.
ACR or ARHP members in good standing may nominate an individual who has mentored them. Nominees must be current ACR or ARHP members in good standing with demonstrated commitment to mentoring throughout their career. A mentor possessing a combination of research and clinical focus would be preferred, but such a combination is not required. Self-nomination is not permitted. Foundation committee members involved in award recipient selection are not eligible to nominate candidates or be nominated by someone else.
Award Terms and Funding
The Excellence in Investigative Mentoring Award is a one-time, merit-based award and the recipient will receive a $3,000 cash award.
ACR Committee on Nominations and Appointments
Deadline: The nominations process ends on May 15, 2014.
If you have questions, please contact ACRnominations@rheumatology.org.
Decisions are announced after the August ACR Board of Directors Meeting.
Bernice Grafstein Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Mentoring
Supported by: Bernice Grafstein, PhD
Deadline: May 14, 2014
$2,000 awarded to an individual who has shown a dedication to mentoring women neuroscientists and facilitating their entry or retention in the field.
If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-962-4000.
Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students LINK Travel Award
Application Deadline: October 3, 2014
ASM-NSF LINK Program
The ASM-NSF Leaders Inspiring Networks and Knowledge (LINK) Program seeks to connect active research investigators and undergraduate educators interested in broadening participation in science and building interdisciplinary collaborations that benefit all partners and contribute to discovery and understanding while promoting teaching and learning.
The LINK Program is specifically interested in supporting collaborations involving trainees and early-career scientsts underrepresented nationally in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to succeed in bioscience education, research and careers.
The Program goals are to:
◦ Strengthen connections between researchers and educators to advance science and student learning
◦ Support interdisciplinary collaborations that actively engage educators and their students in scientific research
◦ Create opportunities for increased exposure to and success in emerging and interdisciplinary areas of molecular, cellular and microbial biosciences
◦ Encourage sustainable collaborator networks and effective mentoring practices
◦ Broaden participation of the STEM workforce
The program fosters activities and communications to develop a robust community of scientists actively engaged in mentoring, networking, and collaborations. It leverages two longstanding, national STEM education conference - the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) and the Annual ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators (ASMCUE).
Two leading strategies help achieve the Program goals:
1. Creating avenues to connect established research investigators with advanced trainees, educators, and early-career scientists at ABRCMS and ASMCUE
2. Supporting collaborations among research scientists, educators and/or advanced trainees that are mutually beneficial, well planned and sustained with ongoing networks and mentoring.
To address the first strategy of connecting the research community with faculty, future faculty and early-career scientists, the Program provides support for scientists actively engaged in research to attend and participate in ABRCMS.
Active researchers who wish to identify and connect with mid- or early-career and future faculty instrumental in student learning in undergraduate biology should apply for the ABRCMS-LINK Travel Award. Support is up to and not exceeding $1,500. The ABRCMS-LINK Travel Award is supported by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and National Science Foundation (NSF).
Conditions of the Award
Successful awardees must commit to:
◦ Participating in all ABRCMS 2014 activities from Wednesday afternoon through Saturday evening
◦ Participating in an ABRCMS-LINK focus group during ABRCMS
◦ Exploring and identifying potential collaborations with undergraduate faculty
◦ Engaging in an online community with other ABRCMS and/or LINK participants
◦ Completing surveys and contributing to discussions about the ABRCMS program
◦ Providing a post-meeting research profile for inclusion in a post-ABRCMS newsletter
Candidates must be:
◦ Active tenure-track or tenured research scientists engaged in the research priorities of NSF (NSF funded OR eligible for NSF funding)
◦ Active tenure-track or tenured research scientists interested in developing collaborations with faculty, early-career faculty and/or future faculty
◦ U.S citizens or U.S permanent residents
Criteria for Selection
All applications will be evaluated for the following criteria:
◦ Demonstrated and potential commitment to broadening participation in STEM research and education
◦ Demonstrated and potential commitment to collaborate in interdisciplinary activities and networks and/or differing student populations and educational approaches
Allowable expenses include those for ABRCMS registration, airfare, ground transportation and/or hotel expenses up to and not exceeding $1,500. Non-allowable expenses include meals as they are provided at the conference. The award is a travel subsidy presented upon completion of travel and submission of receipts. Expenses will be reimbursed within 60 days of travel and upon receipt of expenses. All receipts must be itemized and submitted with a current expense report. Credit card receipts without an itemized account of the sale are not allowed.
The application deadline is Friday, October 3, 2014.
Candidates must complete a short online form providing the following information:
◦ Name and contact information
◦ Essay to describe your research focus and team. Discuss how your work advances interdisciplinary research, systems biology, and/or molecular and microbial sciences.
◦ Essay to describe your vision of broadening participation of underserved populations in science, enhancing the integration of research and education, and improving learning.
◦ Essay describing a potential or developing collaborative mentoring and/or education project and/or your interest to collaborate.
◦ List of current (since 2009) research activities, including presentations, publications, grants and awards
◦ List of current advisees and/or collaborators, if applicable, and their role(s) and/or contribution(s)
Applicants should complete all sections of the online 2014 ABRCMS-LINK Travel Award Application by 11:59 PST on October 3, 2014. The online form must be completed in one sitting. The process may NOT be started, saved and returned to at a later time.
Please submit questions about the award or the process of applying to email@example.com.
Call for Nominations: Society for Personality and Social Psychology Nalini Ambady Award for Mentoring Excellence
Deadline: May 15, 2014
The Nalini Ambady Award for Mentoring Excellence honors a personality or social psychologist who has demonstrated a career-long commitment to fostering the professional and intellectual development of students and early career researchers. This award is intended to recognize exceptional and selfless efforts to shape our field through mentoring activities that promote research integrity, impact, and productivity. The award is named in memory of Nalini Ambady, who was widely-known for her dedicated mentoring of undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty.
Specifically, the award is designed to recognize exceptional and selfless efforts to shape our field through mentoring activities that promote research integrity, impact, and productivity. The recipient will be a social or personality psychologist who is very well established in their career, and especially one who focuses particularly on guiding, teaching, and cultivating new minds in the field.
Nominees must be members of SPSP.
Individuals may self-nominate or be nominated by others.
The Panel reserves the right to also nominate potential recipients for this award.
Submission material: 1) A letter of nomination that describes the nominee’s mentoring objectives, process, and influence on the field, including a list of previous mentees if desired and 2) Letters of support from up to five mentees submitted electronically to Ambadymentoraward@gmail.com.
Please designate that the nomination is for the Nalini Ambady Mentoring Award.
The submission deadline is May 15, 2014.
The recipient will receive a cash award of $500 and a plaque.
This award will be presented at the annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology conference, which will take place in Long Beach, California, February 26-28, 2015.
Questions should be directed to the Chair at Ambadymentoraward@gmail.com.
The Panel has the option of not awarding an annual award.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Award
The Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Award Program (RMPTA) is designed to foster the professional development of students and emerging scientists who have expressed an interest in research careers in communication sciences and disorders. RMPTA is given in conjunction with the Research Symposium held at the annual ASHA Convention.
RMPTA awardees (both protégés and mentors) receive an ASHA Convention registration fee waiver.
Protégés must be (a) a current student at the master's, AuD, or PhD level, (b) a postdoctoral fellow, or (c) a junior level faculty member (less than six years teaching/research experience in a tenure-track position or below the level of associate professor).
Special consideration will be given to individuals whose research or research interests are (a) relevant to the current year's Symposium topic, (b) interdisciplinary in nature, (c) translational in nature, or (d) related to issues of cultural or linguistic diversity.
Protégés must arrange to be mentored by an experienced investigator affiliated with an academic or clinical research environment. Your mentor may be affiliated with your university or based elsewhere, but you must be able to extend a relationship with your mentor beyond the Symposium.
The 2014 ASHA Convention will be held November 20–22, in Orlando, Florida.
Attend the Research Symposium on Saturday, November 22, 2014.
How to Apply
Both protégés and mentors will each need to complete a separate RMPTA online application form and upload documents through the online application system.
Deadline for receipt of the completed application packet is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
Applicants will be notified of the status of their application in August. Awards will be disbursed post-Convention.
Questions? Please refer to the RMPTA FAQs. http://www.asha.org/Students/RMPTA-Application-Instructions-and-FAQs/
Still have questions? Contact ASHA's Academic Affairs and Research Education Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Nominations: American Association for the Advancement of Science Mentor Awards
Nomination Deadline: July 31, 2014
The two categories of the AAAS Mentor Awards (Lifetime Mentor Award and Mentor Award) both honor individuals who during their careers demonstrate extraordinary leadership to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in science and engineering fields and careers. These groups include: women of all racial or ethnic groups; African American, Native American, and Hispanic men; and people with disabilities.
Both awards recognize an individual who has mentored and guided significant numbers of students from underrepresented groups to the completion of doctoral studies or who has impacted the climate of a department, college, or institution to significantly increase the diversity of students pursuing and completing doctoral studies. It is important to indicate in the nomination materials how the nominee’s work resulted in departmental and/or institutional change in terms of the granting of PhDs to underrepresented students. This can be documented not only with quantitative data, but may also be demonstrated through the student and colleague letters of support.
Such commitment and extraordinary effort may be demonstrated by:
• the number and diversity of students mentored;
• assisting students to present and publish their work, to find financial aid, and to provide career guidance;
• providing psychological support, encouragement, and essential strategies for life in the scholarly community;
• continued interest in the individual’s professional advancement.
Lifetime Mentor Award: A prize of $5,000 will be awarded. This individual will have served in the role of mentor for 25 or more years.
Mentor Award: A prize of $5,000 will be awarded. This individual will have served in the role of mentor for less than 25 years.
Both award category recipients receive: A monetary prize, a commemorative plaque, complimentary registration, and reimbursement for reasonable travel and hotel expenses to attend the AAAS Annual Meeting.
The award is open to all regardless of nationality or citizenship. Nominees must be living at the time of their nomination.
You should provide:
• Category of award (Lifetime Mentor Award or Mentor Award);
• Position, institution, professional address, phone and fax, and home address, phone, and e-mail of the candidate;
• Name, position, institution, professional address, phone, fax, and e-mail of the nominator;
• A summary of the actions that form the basis for the nomination (about 250 words);
• A letter of nomination that enumerates the ways in which the person reflects the purpose of this award, including scholarship, activism, and community building;
• The candidate’s curriculum vita (3-page maximum);
• The total number of students the candidate mentored at the bachelor’s or master’s level who went on to the doctoral level at other institutions, and the total number of underrepresented students the candidate mentored at the doctoral level;
• A list of students mentored with year PhD earned, institution and current employment;
• A maximum of five supporting letters from students and three supporting letters from colleagues representative of the different spheres in which the candidate has demonstrated effort, results, and commitment. Letters of nominations for candidates who are not direct doctoral mentors must indicate how the nominee mentored graduate students before and during the graduate school years.
All materials become the property of AAAS.
Call for Nominations: D.C. White Research and Mentoring Award
Recognizing distinguished accomplishments in interdisciplinary research and mentoring in microbiology, this award honors D.C. White, who was known for his interdisciplinary scientific approach and for being a dedicated and inspiring mentor.
Consideration will be given to the breadth of the nominee's contributions, as well as their originality and overall impact. There are no age restrictions, but the nominee must have a distinguished record of accomplishments in microbiological research. Nominees in all areas of microbiology will be considered.
A cash prize of $5,000, a commemorative piece, and travel to the ASM General Meeting, where the laureate will deliver the D.C. White Research and Mentoring Award lecture.
Deadline: July 1.
Nominations will be considered without updating for three years. Self-nominations and more than one nomination per nominee will not be accepted. Only one nominator and two supporters are accepted per nomination. Two supporters must be persons who are familiar with the nominee’s qualifications and accomplishments. One must be someone who can comment specifically on the nominee's mentoring. Only one of the three individuals involved in the nomination may be employed at the nominee's institution. The nominator and supporters must not share employers.
Nominations must consist of the following:
Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, emailed to email@example.com
List of those mentored, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
ASM awards are granted at the discretion of award selection committees and may not be awarded every year.
Call for Nominations: American Psychological Association Division 29 The Division of Psychotherapy Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Mentoring
In 2007, the Division’s Board established the Division 29 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Mentoring, with the first award presented in 2008.
The criteria for receipt of this award are as follows:
Membership in Division 29
Contribution to the field of psychotherapy through the education and training of the next generation of psychotherapists
Evidence that the individual exerted a significant impact on the development of students and/or early career psychologists in their careers as psychotherapists
Application materials should include: (1) a letter of nomination (self or other nominations are welcome) describing the individual’s impact, role, and activities as a mentor; (2) current Curriculum Vitae; and (3) letters of reference for the mentor, written by students, former students, and/or colleagues who are early career psychologists that describe the nature of the mentoring relationship (when, where, level of training), an explanation of the role played by the mentor in facilitating the student or colleague’s development as a psychotherapist, and attention to behaviors that characterize successful mentoring (helping students to select and work toward appropriate goals; providing critical feedback on individual work; providing support at all times, especially encouragement and assistance in the face of difficulties; assisting students in applying for awards, grants, and other funding; assisting students in building social network connections, both with individuals and within organizations that are important in the field; serving as a role model and leader for teaching, research, and academic and public service in psychology; offering general advice with respect to professional development (e.g., graduate school, postdoctoral study, faculty positions), awards, and publications; treating student/colleagues with respect, spending time with them, providing open communication lines, and gradually moving the student into the role of colleague).
Individuals who were nominated in previous years for the Teaching and Mentoring Award may carry over their complete application to a subsequent year by writing a letter to the Chair of the Professional Awards Committee requesting resubmission of the previous application.
Award recipients receive an honorarium of $500 and an award plaque from the Division at the Division’s Awards Ceremony at the APA Convention.
Deadline for nominations for this award are January 1 of each year.
All items must be sent electronically. The letter of nomination must be emailed to the Chair of the Professional Awards Committee, Dr. Dr. William B. Stiles, email@example.com
Call for Nominations: American Association of Anatomists/Wiley A.J. Ladman Exemplary Service Medal
Nomination deadline: May 1st
Materials deadline: June 1st
Presented periodically to an AAA member distinguished in the field of anatomical sciences who has provided exceptional service to the Society and/or mentorship in the discipline. The medal is provided by Wiley-Liss.
The Ladman Medal recipient receives:
• A plaque
• A $1,000 honorarium
• Travel reimbursement (2 nights) to receive the medal at the AAA Banquet
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.