This award recognizes an SSR member who as a mentor has had significant impact on Trainees within the SSR. The Trainee-Mentoring Award will be presented each year at the SSR Annual Meeting to an SSR member who has consistently demonstrated a measure of support and guidance to Trainees that far exceeds the basic responsibilities required of an academic advisor. An individual may receive this award only once.
- Outstanding service as a mentor: the nominee has exceeded the basic roles of an academic advisor, becoming a mentor to those with whom they interact.
- Knowledge of the discipline: the nominee has demonstrated a comprehensive knowledge of and passion for reproductive biology and its implications in the broader world of scientific research, which significantly shapes intellectual interactions with Trainees.
- Scope of mentorship: the mentoring may be concentrated in the classroom, laboratory, or in the field. The number of Trainees who have been mentored by the nominated individual will be considered, with special attention given to mentorship of Trainees who have subsequently made an impact in reproductive biology.
- Other activities: selfless service as a teacher and trusted mentor to undergraduate, graduate, and/or post-doctoral Trainees in reproductive biology; instruction inside or out of the classroom with a passion that is passed on to those mentored; evidence that the nominee has significantly enhanced the careers and potential for success in advisees.
Candidates will be nominated by Regular and/or Trainee members of SSR who were significantly affected by the nominee.
Nominations must include three letters of reference demonstrating why this candidate is an outstanding mentor and a one-page objective summary highlighting the candidate’s contributions to Trainees in SSR.
The Chair of the Awards Committee will receive the nomination packets and distribute them to the members of the Awards Committee, who shall then review the packets and vote on the nominees.
The award will be presented at the SSR Annual Meeting by a member of the Trainee Affairs Committee.
Current Regular, Emeritus, and Trainee members of the Society may nominate individuals for the Trainee Mentor Award. To submit a nomination, send an abbreviated version of the nominee’s curriculum vitae consisting of:
- professional positions held,
- honors received,
- special appointments,
- peer-reviewed papers published, and
- the most recent five review articles published.
These documents should be sent electronically by email and be accompanied by:
- a letter of nomination and
- two supporting letters from other individuals.
Send nominating materials by 1 December 2012 to:
Robert Viger, Chair
SSR Awards Committee
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