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Postbac Distinguished Mentor Award 2019

The Postbac Distinguished Mentor Award is BACK! Postbacs are invited to nominate their mentors for this award.


Mentors include principal investigators, staff scientists/ clinicians, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students. A mentoring relationship develops over an extended period. Please submit nominations only if you have worked with your mentor(s) for at least 6 months.

Nominations for the 2019 Distinguished Mentor Awards are now open. The deadline for submission is March 15th at 11:59 pm.

Submit your nomination.

In your letter, you may wish to consider describing the role your mentor has played in one or more of the following areas:

  • Your development as a scientist
  • Your professional growth
  • Your meeting/overcoming challenges

Please provide specific examples of what makes your mentor exceptional.

NOTE: In addition to your letter, you will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Your name and IC
  • Your mentor's position
    • Principal Investigator
    • Staff Scientist / Staff Clinician
    • Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow/Clinical Fellow
    • Graduate Student
  • Your mentor's title (Dr., Ms., Mr., Mx.) and name
  • Your mentor's email address
  • The length of time you have worked in your mentor's research group

The Distinguished Mentor Award Subcommittee of the Postbac Committee will review and rank the nominations.

The awards will be presented at Postbac Poster Day on May 2nd, 2019.

Read more about mentoring at the NIH.