Outstanding PI Mentor of Graduate Students 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 Principal Investigator (PI) mentoring PhD graduate student(s) in their lab?

As part of the "CFD Excellence in Mentoring Awards," the MGH Center for Faculty Development invites nominations for the Outstanding Principal Investigator (PI) Mentor of Graduate Students Award. This $1,000 award will be given to one or more faculty members at any rank and from any MGH department who has/have demonstrated excellence in mentoring in a number of ways including:

  • Demonstrating sustained interest and success in mentoring of PhD graduate student(s) in research
  • Having a positive impact on academic progress and achievements of PhD graduate student(s)
  • Helping PhD graduate student(s) to stay on track with their academic work
  • Fostering and encouraging professional development of PhD graduate student(s)
  • Fostering a diverse, inclusive and supportive environment for graduate students

The MGH Graduate Student Division within the Center for Faculty Development offers this annual award given to an MGH Principal Investigator (PI) who has contributed to the success of PhD graduate student(s) at MGH. This award seeks to recognize MGH Principal Investigators who mentor PhD graduate student(s) in their lab, who historically have had more than one PhD graduate student, and who have demonstrated outstanding contribution in helping PhD graduate students to advance their skills and provide support with scholarly activities.

  1. MGH appointment
  2. MD, PhD, or equivalent advanced degree
  3. Harvard Medical School appointment
  4. Principal Investigator of a lab
Review Process

Nominees will be evaluated and ranked by a multidisciplinary Review Committee. Nominatees were notified and announced in January 2023. Click here for 2021 nominees.

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

Click here to submit nomination before Wed, Nov 23.  

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

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