Outstanding Research Fellow Mentor Award

Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development, this is one of the seven 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 Outstanding Research Fellow Mentor Award. This $500 award will be given to one or more research fellows who has/have made outstanding contributions in mentoring fellow postdoc trainees, graduate students, college students, and/or high school students, demonstrating excellence in mentoring by:

  • Helping incoming research trainees navigate the research realm at MGH and develop their research path
  • Providing a positive impact on the academic progress and achievements of other trainees in their lab
  • Fostering the professional development of other trainees academically, professionally, and personally
  • Demonstrating ongoing interest in the mentoring and success of other colleagues in their respective field
Description of Award

Through this award, the MGH Postdoctoral Division (PDD) within the Center for Faculty Development Office for Research Careers (ORC) aims to recognize postdoctoral research fellows at MGH who have achieved outstanding mentoring abilities.

  • MGH research fellow appointment
  • MD, PhD, or equivalent advanced degree
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
  • A maximum of 2 nominating letters (not to exceed two pages each). Multiple nominators can compose each letter, but this is not required.
  • Nominee's HMS CV

Overall rules:

  • A nominator can nominate only ONE candidate per award.
  • Nominators from outside MGH are welcome, but at least one nominator has to be from within MGH.
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