IAPHS Mentoring Award

Purpose:

Recognition of an outstanding Mentor.  The award will acknowledge his/her time and dedication as a mentor, for making a significant positive impact on the intellectual and professional development of emerging scholars.

Criteria:

Candidates will be assessed on the extent, quality, and effectiveness of mentoring.  Excellence at the following criteria will be considered

  • Extent of mentoring: Has devoted extensive amount of time to mentoring either over time and/or to numerous mentees.
  • Support: Generously share their valuable time with their mentees. Provide supportive and open environment that encourages mentees to reach their full potential in areas relevant to the mentee’s goals.
  • Information and advice. Offers valuable advice and information to mentees in order to advance and develop the mentee’s own path to academic and/or professional success.
  • Feedback. Provide encouraging and constructive critiques of the mentee’s leadership, training, and/or scholarly works.
  • Professional exposure. Encourage and include mentees in networking activities with other professionals.
  • Sponsoring or advocating. Promote the contributions of their mentees, involve them in professional and leadership opportunities including publications, grants, and presentations.
  • Role model. Serve as role models of interdisciplinary health science by maintaining high standards of scholarship, professional and personal integrity and excellence within discipline and the larger scientific community.
  • Diversity support. Serves young scholars from underrepresented groups, contributes to diversity in the discipline.  

Eligibility:

Nominee: IAPHS member but not necessarily an IAPHS Mentoring Program mentor.  Nominations for academic and non-academic mentors welcome.

Award Recognition:

Award recipient will receive a $1,000 honorarium or funds can be used for expense reimbursement to attend the conference. Award winners will be recognized in the opening plenary session of the conference.