Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring

The Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring recognizes graduate faculty who provide outstanding support and guidance to their doctoral students. We encourage the nomination of both senior and junior faculty for this award. When appropriate, The Graduate School will present two awards — one award to a senior faculty member who has demonstrated excellence as a seasoned mentor and one award to a junior faculty member who has exhibited outstanding mentoring at an early stage.

Award Criteria

Eligibility

Nominees must be current graduate faculty who advise doctoral students. Any students receiving their doctoral degrees in 2023-24 may nominate faculty members for this award.

Nomination

A complete nomination must include a statement totaling no more than 1,000 which addresses:

Submit a nomination

Deadline

Nominations are due by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 15, 2024.

Award Winners

The award(s) will be presented in conjunction with the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony.

2023
Gary Pielak, Chemistry
Kumi Silva, Communication
2022
Li Qian, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
2021
Shelley Golden, Health Behavior
2019
Jason Metcalfe, Mathematics

Contact Us

Laura Thorp, Director of Student Affairs
lethorp@unc.edu