Deadline approaching: call for nominations for the 2020 Graduate Division Mentoring Awards

by Hannah Lawrence, Assistant Director of Professional Development
Monday, May 11, 2020 9:15 AM

The UCSB Graduate Division is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2020 Graduate Division Mentoring Awards. To recognize and ​encourage the efforts of graduate students who serve as effective mentors, the Graduate Division offers two awards for students who have distinguished themselves in the area of undergraduate research supervision: the Fiona and Michael Goodchild Graduate Mentoring Award and the Dean’s Graduate Mentoring Award. Three recipients of the Fiona and Michael Goodchild Graduate Mentoring Award and three recipients of the Dean’s Graduate Mentoring Award will receive $1000 each (six awards in all).

This year, the nomination process has changed in the following important ways:

  • Departments may nominate a maximum of two (2) graduate students per year to be considered for the mentoring award
  • Departments should internally coordinate their selections, and nominations must be submitted by the department chair or faculty graduate program advisor
  • For programs and institutes not housed in academic departments but who wish to nominate a student, please coordinate recommendations through the student's home department

The deadline to nominate​ ​is Monday, May 18, 2020.

All materials must be submitted online through this form. Email and hard copy submissions will not be accepted. Please visit the award website for important information on eligibility and nomination procedures. If you have any questions, you can email ​Shawn Warner, Director of Professional Development for the Graduate Division.