Accepting Nominations for the NEW ICIS Mentorship Award until May 5th

Mentorship Award

Nomination Submission Deadline: 5 May, 2021

The newly established ICIS Mentorship Award recognizes ICIS members who have made significant and sustained contributions to the career development of trainees and to the profession through outstanding mentoring. This award is based on the training experiences and success of the nominee’s mentees, not the mentor’s personal career achievements. For the purpose of this award, mentoring is defined as the process of guiding, supporting, and promoting the training and career development of others. A minimum of three mentees will write a supporting letter on how this person has impacted their development, career and lives, to be submitted together by one of the mentees (an ICIS member). The key roles of a mentor include, but are not limited to, providing:

  • Intellectual growth and development
  • Career development
  • Professional guidance
  • Advocacy
  • Positive role modeling

Eligibility Criteria:

  • To be eligible, the person needs a minimum of three mentees who are willing to write a supporting letter (one page, single spaced) on how this person has impacted their development, career and lives. 
  • Both the nominee and the corresponding nominator must be ICIS members (not a member, apply today)
  • Nominees may include academic, government or industry members
  • Nominees should have a sustained record of mentoring over time 
  • Self-nominations and posthumous nominations will not be accepted.
  • Candidates that were nominated in the preceding year but did not win the award are automatically reconsidered as eligible in the ensuing year.
  • The nomination must be made by a Regular, Industry or Student/Postdoc Member of the Society and include a minimum of two additional letters of nomination. The winner of this award will be announced at the annual meeting.

The Awardee will receive an ICIS Crystal and travel costs to attend the Society’s Annual Meeting up to $1500, and complimentary meeting registration for the year of the award. Mentees are invited to present the Award to their Mentor at the Annual Awards Ceremony.

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