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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 email@example.com.
Call for Nominations: Women in Cell Biology Awards Program
1. WICB Junior Award for Excellence in Research—a woman in an early stage of her career (within six years of appointment to an independent position at the nomination deadline) who is making exceptional scientific contributions to cell biology, is developing a strong independent research program, and exhibits the potential for continuing at a high level of scientific endeavor and leadership.
Provide a letter of nomination, a CV, and up to three letters of support, including at least one from outside the nominee's institution.
2. WICB Mid-Career Award for Excellence in Research—a woman at the mid-career level (7-15 years in an independent position at the nomination deadline) who has demonstrated a track record of exceptional scientific contributions to cell biology and/or has effectively translated cell biology across disciplines, and who exemplifies a high level of scientific endeavor and leadership.
3. WICB Senior Leadership Award—a woman or man at a later career stage (generally full professor or equivalent) whose outstanding scientific achievements are coupled with a record of active leadership in mentoring both men and women in scientific careers.
Provide a letter of nomination highlighting scientific achievements as well as examples of leadership and mentoring, a CV, and up to five letters of support. At least one letter must come from outside the nominee's institution, and two must be from current or former mentees of the nominee. Letters should include specifics of the nominee's mentoring history.
Each winner is presented with an honorarium and a plaque at the ASCB Annual Meeting. Expenses to attend the Annual Meeting are paid. Please note that candidates may be nominated more than once, and members of the WICB Committee are not eligible. Nominators must be ASCB members.
Deadline is April 1 (electronic submission only; please send email to 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
Call for Nominations: Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award, administered through the Organization of Student Representatives (OSR), annually honors a medical school faculty physician (M.D. or D.O. degree) who exemplifies the qualities of a caring and compassionate mentor in the teaching and advising of medical students. The nominee must also possess the desirable personal qualities necessary to the practice of patient-centered medicine by teaching ethics, empathy, and service by example.
The goal of the award is to emphasize, reinforce, and enhance the importance of humanistic qualities among medical school students and faculty. The presence of a caring, compassionate, and collaborative learning environment serves as positive reinforcement to prospective physicians of the desirability of such qualities in the doctor-patient relationship.
The Nomination and Selection Process
Each medical school will have the opportunity to nominate one physician faculty member (M.D. or D.O. degree). The nomination process will be conducted and supervised by the Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) in each medical school. The OSR representative will be responsible for distributing information to students within his/her institution by announcing the nomination process and describing the selection criteria. The OSR representative will appoint an institutional selection committee composed of medical student representatives of each of the four years of medical study. Upon completion of the selection process, the Dean of Student Affairs will be required to sign off on the institution's nominee. The OSR representative will notify the nominee of the award nomination.
The award selection committee is comprised of a maximum of six OSR Administrative Board members; AAMC-OSR staff advises the selection committee. The selection committee will meet during the summer to select the national award recipient.
Institutional nominations will be due for submission no later than 5 p.m. ET, Monday, March 31, 2014.
(Nominations must be sent via regular mail, FedEx, UPS, etc. or e-mail. Faxed nominations will not be accepted.)
The selection process will be completed by August 2014.
The award recipient will be notified at the time of selection.
All nominees for the award will be notified of the recipient and status prior to the AAMC Annual Meeting.
The national award recipient will be announced and honored during the 2014 Annual Meeting in Chicago.
The recipient of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award is honored at an awards dinner held during the 2014 AAMC Annual Meeting and is invited to speak to the Organization of Student Representatives about the importance of humanism in medicine. The award recipient will receive a crystal award piece and a grant of $5,000; $1,000 will be donated to the nominating institution's OSR interest group in support of OSR-related activities.
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.