Rising Mentor Award

Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development, this is one of the six CFD Excellence in Mentoring Awards to recognize and honor the mentoring contributions and to further build a "culture of mentoring" here at MGH.

Do you have or know an outstanding mentor?

As part of the "CFD Excellence in Mentoring Awards," the MGH Center for Faculty Development invites nominations for the Rising Mentor Awards. This $1,000 award will be given to two faculty members, from any MGH department who have contributed to the success of junior faculty members and trainees and demonstrated excellence in a number of ways including:

  • Having a positive impact on careers of junior faculty
  • Implementing ideas/programs that promote faculty success
  • Demonstrating sustained interest and success in mentoring of junior faculty and/or trainees
  • Fostering and encouraging professional development of junior faculty and trainees
  • Facilitating and/or developing approaches to work-life balance

The MGH Center for Faculty Development created the Rising Mentor Awards in 2021 to recognize MGH faculty members at the Instructor through Assistant Professor rank with less than ten years of mentoring experience as faculty. 

  • MGH faculty appointment
  • MD, PhD, or equivalent advanced degree
  • Harvard Medical School faculty appointment
  • Less than 10 years of mentoring experience at MGH
Review Process

Nominees were evaluated and ranked by a multidisciplinary Review Committee. Nominees were notified and announced at the Celebration of Mentoring at MGH event on January 22, 2024. 

Nomination Requirements
  • Completed Nomination Form
  • Nominations for this award should be accompanied by a maximum of three nominating letters that can be jointly written (not to exceed 2 pages each)
  • Nominee's HMS CV
How to Nominate

This user-friendly portal allows you to submit electronic nominations to the Center for Faculty Development. The portal has been designed to allow users to:

  • View current calls and submit to open opportunities
  • Save and edit current nominations in progress
  • Submit completed nominations
  • View all your CFD nominations that have been submitted via the online portal

If you have questions, please submit them via e-mail to

Contact us

The Center for Faculty Development offers consultations and seminars to assist in the career development of faculty and trainees.