The MU Graduate Faculty Mentor Award recognizes the mentoring relationship a graduate faculty advisor has developed with graduate students.
A $1,500 honorarium is awarded to the graduate faculty member selected for this award. Only full-time, active, current graduate faculty on the MU campus are eligible.
Each department or program may nominate one faculty member. Nominators should consult with graduate students in the department or program before selecting a nominee. Past recipients of the award are not eligible. Nominations from previous years do not carry over.
Nominations are due by 5 PM (Central Time) November 1st each year. If the first day of November falls on a weekend, then the due date is the following Monday.
The nomination packet should be saved as a single pdf file labeled with the nominee’s name. It should include the following documents, saved in the following order:
The award recipient will be selected by the Graduate Faculty Senate Awards Committee on the basis of the following criteria:
Nomination packets should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Grad Mentor Award Nomination”
The Outstanding Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) Award honors a faculty member who is serving as a DGS for their exceptional leadership and commitment to their graduate program and graduate students. Awardees demonstrate innovative practices in graduate education, strong support and advocacy of graduate students, and significant advancements or positive contributions to their graduate program.
Submit a letter of nomination from the Department Chair stating why this DGS should receive the award and any other supporting documents that support the nomination. You can include letters from students, colleagues and staff.
The deadline for nominations is March 20 each year. (If March 20 falls on the weekend, then nominations will be due the following Monday.)
Required Material: Submit a letter of nomination (no more than 3 pages in length) from the Department Chair explaining why the DGS should receive the award. The Chair’s nomination letter can include quotes from students, faculty colleagues, and/or staff.
Optional Materials: Only the Chair’s letter of nomination is required, however you may additionally submit up to 2 supporting documents, e.g., letters from students, colleagues, and/or staff. The optional supporting materials are not needed to make a competitive nomination.
Submission Process: Nomination must be submitted, with attention to Ms. Anita Cowan, as a single Word document or PDF to email@example.com. The subject of the email should be: Outstanding DGS Award. The name of the nomination file should be: Nominee Last Name_Dept_Outstanding DGS
This award represents appreciation for an individual who has demonstrated either a profound, sustained, or leadership contribution to improving the postdoctoral experience.
The award recognizes an individual who has contributed to improving the postdoctoral experience through:
Nominations are due by December 1st of each year. If the first day of December falls on a weekend, then the due date is the following Monday.
The nomination must be made by a postdoctoral scholar (anyone who is currently a postdoc or within 5 years of completing their postdoctoral training). The nomination packet should be saved as a single pdf file labeled with the nominee’s name and Postdoctoral Mentor Award. Email nominations to Dr. Valli Sarveswaran at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Office of Postdoctoral Education and the board members of the MU Postdoctoral Association will review nomination packets and select a winner.
The nomination packet should include the following documents, saved in the following order: