Congratulations to our 2024 winners, Sarah Mayorga (Sociology) and Bing Xu (Chemistry)! Read about their impact on students.

Nominate a faculty member for the GSAS Dean's Mentoring Award! This is an annual award of $2,500 to recognize your faculty member's outstanding ability as a mentor. It only takes a couple of minutes to submit a nomination, and it is a great opportunity to celebrate a faculty member who has had an outsized impact on your graduate education. 

Outstanding mentorship can include the following:

  • Inspiring excellent academic performance and research
  • Leading an effective environment for research and scholarship
  • Mentoring graduate students in the acquisition of skills in research, teaching, presenting,  writing and the preparation of grant and fellowship applications
  • Sponsoring students in the academic and professional community
  • Supporting students' academic and personal needs
  • Providing career guidance and help students find professionally relevant employment

Criteria and Award Overview

  1. Eligible candidates must be currently active faculty who are involved in the supervision of graduate students.
  2. Nominators must be currently enrolled Brandeis GSAS students or GSAS alums who are direct beneficiaries of the mentoring skills of the candidate whom they nominate.
  3. All nominations will be kept strictly confidential.
  4. Nominations should be submitted through the online submission form. Nominees should indicate how mentoring enhanced their graduate education and professional and personal development. You may consult the list of mentor attributes (above) for possible qualities you may wish to cite. Please provide specific examples of your nominee’s mentoring skills. 
  5. The committee that will review nominations and make recommendations to the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for a winner will be composed of the members of the Master's and PhD Faculty Advisory Committees.