Nominations for 2021 Mentor Awards Due 3/5

The Graduate Student Faculty Liaison Committee (GSFLC) is happy to announce that we are accepting nominations for the 2021 Mentor Awards!
The purpose of the Mentor Awards is to recognize graduate students, postdocs, and academic staff/ faculty who have had a positive and profound impact on their mentees. All members of the chemistry community that have aided in the guidance, growth, and development of student’s careers are eligible to be nominated. 
There are separate nominee categories for students (who will receive a monetary award), postdocs, and faculty/staff (who will receive a certificate). More details of the Mentor Award prize will be announced in the near future. 
To nominate someone, please write a letter that explains why they are an effective mentor and should receive this award. Try to include examples of the level of a mentor’s involvement and how this involvement influenced their mentees, as this will provide the most direct evidence. The nominations will be judged on: the involvement of the mentor in personal and academic growth, the effect that this involvement had on personal and academic growth, and traits that the nominee has that define them as an effective mentor. 
All submitted documents will be shared with members of the GSFLC for the purpose of selecting award winners. 
All documents must be submitted as Word docs (file extension .doc, .docx, etc.) to with the email subject “2021 Mentor Award Nominee” by Friday, March 5 at 5pm.
Nominating someone is a wonderful way to say thank you for their mentorship, and show them just how impactful their support has been. I really hope that you will consider nominating someone that has had a positive impact on you! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me (Meranda) at
The GSFLC looks forward to reading about all the great mentors our chemistry community has! 
On behalf of the GSFLC, 
Meranda Masse