The Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award recognizes exemplary mentoring of doctoral 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 mentored at least 3 students who have completed doctoral degrees at Iowa.

Each eligible department may nominate one mentor; nominations must come from a faculty member in that department. This year, a full nomination letter is required that addresses these criteria.

Nominations should be submitted online. Nomination letters are due March 31, 2023, at 5 p.m.

Once nominated, a mentor will need to provide a statement of mentoring philosophy (following the award criteria), a CV, and a list of current/past doctoral students advised at the University of Iowa, organized by year of graduation.

Mentor nominees must also provide contact information for one current doctoral student and one doctoral student who is graduated, each of whom will submit recommendation letters. 

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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