The Excellence in Research Mentoring Award

The Excellence in Research Mentoring Award

The Excellence in Research Mentoring (ERM) Award recognizes faculty members for their excellence in mentoring undergraduate researchers, as well as for their promotion, encouragement and training of diverse students in undergraduate research. The award will be given annually during the Summer Research Symposium and the winner will receive a $2,000 prize. 

Nomination Process

Nomination letter should provide evidence of the nominee’s accomplishment in, and ongoing support for, excellence in mentoring undergraduate researchers. Nomination can be submitted by students, alumni and faculty (self-nomination will be accepted). Ideally the nomination letter should include:

  • Summary of nominee’s record regarding the mentoring of undergraduate research activities, as well as the scope, longevity and impact of their efforts on the educational experience of undergraduates;
  • A list of mentees’ (e.g. undergraduate students supported through UTRAs and other external funding such as NSF, NIH, HHMI, NASA etc.) and scholarly contributions (e.g. accepted abstracts, conference presentations, published manuscript and project titles) in the last 3-5 years;
  • any other leadership activities promoting undergraduate research

A request for nominations will go out to faculty and students every March, and winners will be selected by a committee of students, faculty and administrators. The prizes will be awarded during the Summer Research Symposium.  Nomination should be forwarded to Janice_Rego@brown.edu.