2017 Mentoring Award Application Due
The NM EPSCoR Mentoring Award is designed to recognize two NM EPSCoR participants who not only build relationships with students and support their academic, research, and career endeavors, but also work to create inclusive environments for our diverse students. NM EPSCoR is seeking nominations for one NM EPSCoR faculty or staff member and one NM EPSCoR graduate student who have the following characteristics:
- Nominee has a strong interpersonal and professional relationship with those whom they mentor, including strong communication, accessibility, honesty, empathy, consistency, and patience.
- Nominee tailors their mentoring styles and content to their mentee’s identity, including adjustments due to culture, ethnicity, gender, age, and more. Nominee also demonstrates open-mindedness and creates an inclusive environment for diverse students.
- Nominee works to advance their mentee’s academic, research, and professional goals in directions most desired by that individual, including advising in research, promoting opportunities outside of the classroom, assisting with successful transitions, and paying attention to the pragmatic aspects of career development (Rackham Graduate School, 2015).