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During this time, it is tempting to focus on negativity, but the world is filled with wonderful, positive people that make an impact each day.
We want to honor one such group, postdoctoral fellows who go above and beyond their duty in acting as mentors.
In recognition of the critically important role that mentors play in supporting and helping research, Proteintech is offering one $1000 reward for outstanding mentorship. The winner will also receive a Proteintech 'Best mentor' mug.
Terms and Conditions apply.* Sign up to the Proteintech e-newsletter for updates.
|Open for nominations||June 8 2020|
|End of nomination period||July 13 2020|
|Finalist announcement and start of the voting period||July 20 2020|
|End of voting||August 3 2020|
|Winner announcement||August 6 2020|
Nominees must be based in a research lab in a University or research Institution.
Postdoctoral scholars and graduate students are invited to nominate a distinguished mentor who has positively influenced their development as a researcher.
Researchers nominating their mentors are to submit the short nomination form including a 250-word summary explaining why they feel this mentor deserves the award.
5 candidates will be shortlisted by the Proteintech judging panel. The winner will be the nominee who receives the most public votes.
Congratulations to all past winners of the Best Postdoc Mentor Award! Each winner received a $1000 reward for their outstanding mentorship in the lab.
Northwestern University, United States
"I am overwhelmed to receive best post doc mentor award. Blessed to receive all love and appreciation from peers as well as from my juniors. Thanks a lot. Thank you so much Proteintech for giving me this recognition. This award boosted my morals. Certainly its going to propels me to become better version of myself. I never knew that so many people out there support and admire me because of my mentorship."
- Isha Sharma
Dr. Callie Kwartler
University of Texas Houston, United States
“Her ability to juggle her own projects as well as advise on other projects is admirable and demonstrates qualities of a PI. She has challenged me as a PhD student to approach questions and data in different ways. She provides a positive learning environment where I can hone my research skills and become a great scientist. Dr Kwartler has provided mentorship and guidance in balancing professional and personal life. When I joined the lab a year ago my house flooded during Hurricane Harvey, she helped me find stability in balancing work and the move out of my house. She has been a constant support throughout the year as both a mentor and a friend and I strive to become a mentor like her in the future.”
- Statement from Jamie Wright (University of Texas Houston Medical School)
Dr. Janet Kumita
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
“I am continually amazed by her efforts, and cannot think of another person more deserving of this recognition. As stated in the introduction for this award, “many critical mentors in science go unheralded.” Janet does not take on the vast responsibilities that come with playing a key role in managing an entire Centre on top of mentoring many researchers to get recognition, but I am certain there is no one in the Centre who does not appreciate and respect all that Janet does for us. Our Centre is undoubtedly a better place because of Dr. Kumita, and we are all most fortunate and grateful for her guidance.”
- Statement from Ryan Limbocker, University of Cambridge
Dr. Joshua Morgan
University of Delaware, United States
“Josh consistently bolsters the quality of work and scientific questioning, student motivation, and collaborative atmosphere among every lab in the department, and he deserves to be recognized for his contributions. Talking to Josh when grad school is downright discouraging helps to remind me that I love research, and I wouldn’t rather do anything else. His mentoring has inspired me to be a better mentor to my undergrads and to younger grad students in the department.”
- Statement from Jilian Melamed, University of Delaware.
Terms and Conditions
Only nominators from Universities and Research Institutions are eligible to take part in this competition.
Nominees must be based in a University Institution or research lab in the US or Europe.
All Winners agree to the use of their names and likenesses in publicity without notice or any additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. By entering this contest, the winners acknowledge that Proteintech has the right to publicize and broadcast their name, voice, and likeness, the fact that they won, and all matters incidental thereto. These activities may include the following: An interview, featuring on Proteintech blog/website, and associated press releases.
Any applications submitted after this date will not be eligible.
Nominators can only enter one nominee. Any further entries will not be eligible. Nominators must complete the application form in full.
The winner will be decided by a public voting process once Proteintech Group has shortlisted the entries. The shortlist of nominees will be made at Proteintech Group’s discretion.
The $1000 award (or local currency equivalent) will be paid to the University laboratory or Research Institution to support the research of the awardee.
Award will not be awarded to employees of for-profit organizations (i.e. biotech or pharmacological companies).
The finalists will be contacted by email and also announced online.
By submitting this application, you agree to receive information from Proteintech. Your information will never be sold or used by a third party.
Proteintech has the right to terminate this award at any time during the process.
During voting process, each participant may only vote once per day.