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Excellence in Doctoral Student Mentoring Award

2017/2018 Excellence in Doctoral Student Mentoring Award

Nominations are no longer being accepted for the 2017/2018 award.

Plan on attending the 2016/2017 Doctoral Student Mentoring Winner's Workshop on January 30, 2018 to learn more about how to incorporate effective mentoring into your academic career.

Click here for more information and to register. 


The Excellence in Doctoral Student Mentoring Award is intended for faculty members who have a strong record of excellence in mentoring graduate students. Effective mentoring is a crucial determinant of the academic and professional success of a graduate student and this award is intended to provide the UT Arlington community the opportunity to publicly acknowledge and reward outstanding mentors. The selected individual will receive $3000 and will be recognized at the Spring Meeting of the University Faculty and Associates. The recipient’s essay on his/her mentoring philosophy will be featured on the OGS website.  Winners from STEM disciplines will be asked to serve on the next STEM faculty selection committee while winners selected for the Liberal Arts and Professional disciplines award will help select the next awardee in these disciplines. Please take a look at the call for nominations to see the selection criteria for this award, then click on the link below to nominate a deserving faculty member.  


To qualify for the award, nominees must currently be a full-time, tenure-track or tenured UT Arlington faculty member and have chaired the committee of at least three (3) doctoral recipients in the last eight (8) years. Past recipients may be nominated eight (8) years after receiving the award, but preference will be given to faculty members who have not previously received this award.

Call for Nominations(pdf)
Application and Selection Process (pdf)

2016/2017 Excellence in Doctoral Student Mentoring Award Winner

Dr. Ramon E. Lopez

Department of Physics

Link to Dr. Lopez's Mentoring Essay
2016/2017 Award Winner Workshop
Don't miss the spring 2018 workshop presented by Dr. Lopez. Lunch will be served to registered participants. 
Tuesday, January 30, from 12-1pm in San Saba, University Center
Click here to register for this event. 

Link to Past Recipients of the Doctoral Mentoring Award