West Coast Nature Awards for Mentoring in Science: nominations due Aug. 8

mentor-bigThe guidance and support mentors provide in labs is too often overlooked. In response, in 2005 Nature created an award aimed at recognizing outstanding scientific mentorship which recognizes different regions of the world each year. This year’s Nature Awards for Mentoring in Science will go to exceptional mentors from the US West Coast states – Washington, Oregon, and California – and nominations are now open.

Two prizes of $10,000 will be awarded, one for a mid-career mentor and one for life-time achievement in mentoring.

Eligibility: Nominees may be working in any discipline within the natural sciences and should be residents of one of the West Coast states. Nominees may be nominated by colleagues and ex-colleagues or nominate themselves. Nomination packages must include independent testimonials by five researchers mentored by the nominee, not all over the same period.

The closing date for nominations is Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. Further information about eligibility and how to submit a nomination is available here. You can find further background information on the program including past awardees here and here.

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