Mentoring Award

Each year AWIS Bethesda presents an Excellence in Mentoring Award. This annual award honors those whose contributions as mentors have made an impact on the lives of young women and men in science. The winner of this award will be honored at the AWIS Bethesda Annual Mentoring Workshop at the end of April.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is in early March. Please look for an email requesting nominations

Who Can Be Nominated:

Any man or woman who has made significant contributions to mentoring scientists may be nominated. A mentor can be an adviser, a teacher, a role model, or a friend. A good mentor helps young scientists to develop personally and professionally. The nominee must reside in the DC, Maryland, Virginia area so they can be presented with the award at our Mentoring Workshop. It is not required that the nominee be a member of AWIS. Bethesda Chapter board members may not be nominated for the award.

How to Nominate:

Any member of the Bethesda Chapter of AWIS or National AWIS can nominate a candidate. Please submit one succinct and persuasive paragraph (max. 250 words) that outlines the nominee’s position and contributions to mentoring. Consider speaking with your mentor about the nomination, as they may be able to provide biosketch information to aid in writing a nominating statement.

List of previous recipients:

Excellence in Mentoring Award