The ASHG Mentorship Award honors ASHG members who have significant records of accomplishment as mentors. The award is open to individuals at all academic ranks, but eligible candidates must have demonstrated a sustained pattern of exemplary mentorship at the graduate student, postdoctoral, residency, or fellowship level. The awardee will receive a plaque and a monetary award of $10,000 at the Society’s Annual Meeting.
Candidates can be nominated by a colleague or a mentee. The nomination letter should describe the mentorship accomplishments of the candidate in sufficient detail for the selection committee to evaluate the candidacy. While it is not necessary to provide a list of all individuals trained by the nominee, the selection committee will consider information regarding mentorship style and its profound personal and/or professional impact on representative trainees, including their career decisions, trajectories and accomplishments.
Required Nomination Materials
- Two supporting letters, either or both of which can contain testimonial support from other trainees with their expressed permission.
- At least one letter must come from a mentee
- At least one letter must come from a member of ASHG
- Candidate’s CV