Postdoctoral Mentoring Award

Purpose

This award recognizes principal investigators’ excellence in their mentorship of postdoctoral scholars. The purpose of the award is to promote a collaborative research environment for postdoctoral scholars at Iowa State, eventually leading to their successful transitions to the next stage in their career. Two faculty members will be selected yearly for this award and will receive a certificate.

Criteria

Principal investigators nominated for this award should display excellence in the quality of the scientific training and career-oriented mentoring they provide to postdocs. A PI cannot receive this award if they have previously won the award in the past five years.

Nomination

Only the PI’s current postdoctoral scholar or a former postdoctoral scholar who has completed the postdoctoral training within two years can nominate their mentor at Iowa State University.

Applications for this award are accepted each spring semester. Details for submission will be updated each year in March.

The following documents should be submitted in a single file, with the subject line “Nomination for Postdoctoral Mentoring Award.”

  • Nomination letter (from a current or former postdoctoral scholar)
  • Curriculum vitae of the PI being nominated
  • List of current postdoctoral scholars supervised
  • List of previous postdoctoral scholars, and their current employment status
  • Statement of support (one page) from another current or former postdoctoral scholar
  • A completed Postdoctoral Mentoring Award Form

Recipients

2022
Dr. Christian Meissner
Dr. Yuyu Zhou
2021
Dr. Ikenna C. Nlebedim
Dr. Shira Zerbib
2020
Dr. Stephanie Madon
Dr. Behrouz Shafei
2019
Dr. Mark Gordon
Dr. Leslie Hogben