The Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award recognizes exemplary mentoring of doctoral and/or masters' students by members of the UI graduate faculty.

To be eligible, a mentor must have been a member of the UI graduate faculty for at least 5 years and have a record of mentoring students to completion.

Each eligible department may nominate one mentor; nominations must come from a faculty member in that department. The following are required as part of the nomination:

   1) A nomination letter that addresses these criteria

   2) A nominee's  statement of mentoring philosophy (no more than 1 double space page) 

   3) The nominee's current CV

   4) The nominee's list of current/past doctoral students and/or masters' students advised at the University of Iowa, organized by year of graduation.

Nominations should be submitted online. Nomination letters are due March 25, 2024, at 5 p.m.

Mentor nominees must also provide contact information for one current graduate student and one graduate student who has graduated, each of whom may be asked to submit recommendation letters by the awards committee. 

Each award recipient will receive $2,500 in late spring. 

The Graduate College honored Ryan LaLumiere with the 2022-2023 Graduate College Outstanding Faculty Mentor award. 

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