Awards

Postdoctoral Trainee Research Award

This award will be presented annually to four postdoctoral trainees at Wayne State University who have shown outstanding promise in scientific research. Each award comprises an award certificate and $250 to the recipient.

Process: Postdoctoral trainees who have been at Wayne State University for no longer than five calendar years as of the submission of the application are welcome to self-nominate. Nominations from others are also accepted.

Application materials due date: January 15, 2019.

Award Presentation: March 5, 2019, at the Annual Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium.

Required Documents:
1) Cover letter including submission date, name of applicant, name of mentor, and home department, college or school.
2) Personal statement, not to exceed two pages, summarizing the applicant's contributions to their field of specialty. The focus should be on the postdoctoral period. The application review committee will keep in mind that postdoctoral trainees at different stages of their training will have different degrees of accomplishments and will weigh these specifics accordingly.
3) Letter of support from current mentor, not to exceed two pages.
4) Postdoctoral trainee's CV.

Send the required documents as a single PDF file to stodi@wayne.edu.

Application limitations: Each postdoctoral trainee can receive only one such award during their tenure at Wayne State. There are no limits to how many times each person can apply, as long as they have not been presented with this award before.

Application review: A committee consisting of Wayne State faculty from various fields of science will review each application and select the recipients.

2019 recipients of the Postdoctoral Trainee Research Award 

 

Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentorship Award

This award will be presented annually to four mentors at Wayne State University who have an excellent record in mentoring postddoctoral trainees. Each award comprises an award certificate and $200 to the recipient.

Process: Nominations are required. (Self-nominations will not be accepted.) The nominee must be faculty member (tenure- or research-track) at Wayne State as of the submission date of the nomination. Mentorship need not have occurred only in the laboratory/academic setting; nominations for faculty members at Wayne State who have mentored postdoctoral trainees outside of their direct supervision are welcome.

Application due date: January 15, 2019.

Award Presentation: March 5, 2019, at the annual Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium.

Required Documents: 
1) Cover letter, including submission date, name of mentor, name of nominator(s), and home department, college or school.
2) Nomination letter, not to exceed three pages, detailing the postdoctoral mentorship record of the mentor.
3) Mentor's CV.

Send the required documents as a single PDF file to stodi@wayne.edu.

Application limitations: Each mentor can receive this award only once every four calendar years. There are no limits to how many times each person can be nominated, as long as this award has not been presented to the mentor more than once every four years.

Application review: A committee consisting of faculty from Wayne State University will review each application and select the recipients.

2019 recipients of the Postdoctoral Trainee Service Award

 

Postdoctoral Trainee Service Award 

This award will be presented annually to two postdoctoral trainees at Wayne State University who have provided exceptional service to Wayne State and the surrounding community. The award comprises an Award Certificate and $250 to the recipient.

Process: Postdoctoral trainees who have been at Wayne State University for no longer than five calendar years are welcome to self-nominate. Nominations from others are also accepted.

Application due date: January 15, 2019.

Award presentation: March 5, 2019, at the annual Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium.

Required Documents: 
1) Cover letter including submission date, name of applicant, name of mentor, and home department, college or school.
2) Personal statement, not to exceed two pages, summarizing the applicant's contributions to Wayne State and the surrounding community. The focus of the letter should be on the post-doctoral period. The application review committee will keep in mind that post-doctoral trainees at different stages of their training will have different degrees of accomplishments and will weigh these specifics accordingly.
3) Letter of support from current mentor, not to exceed two pages.
4) Postdoctoral trainee's CV.

Send the required documents as a single PDF file to stodi@wayne.edu.

Application limitations: Each postdoctoral trainee can receive only one such award during their tenure at Wayne State. There are no limits to how many times each person can apply, as long as they have not been presented with this Award before.

Application review: A committee comprising faculty from Wayne State University will review each application and select the recipients.

2019 recipients of the Postdoctoral Mentorship Award