GeoCUR Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

published Mar 28, 2011 11:02am

In celebration of the 25-year anniversary of the Geoscience Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research, the organization is establishing an annual award to highlight the importance of mentoring undergraduate research activities.

Eligibility: All Geosciences faculty involved in mentoring undergraduate research.

Prize: $750 along with a year-long CUR membership.

Expectations of Awardee: Short presentation when prize is awarded during a GeoCUR gathering at GSA.

Award Citation

The Geosciences division of CUR annually recognizes an individual who serves as a role model for productive and transformative student-faculty mentoring relationships and for maintaining a sustained and innovative approach to the enterprise of undergraduate research.

Evidence of transformative student-faculty mentoring relationships include: leadership in fostering and sustaining the undergraduate research enterprise, student-mentor collaborations culminating in presentations at national or regional meetings and/or publication with student co-authors in peer-reviewed journals, and innovative approaches to involving undergraduates in research experiences incorporating research activities into the classroom and service learning.

Application Process

Nomination materials: A two-page detailed narrative exploring how the candidate meets the criteria of the award, up to five-page CV that is focused on interactions with students, and five letters of support (three from former students). Application remains on file for three years.

Send materials electronically to the chair of award committee working group (Dan Brabander) by May 15, 2011. Working group selects top candidate by conference call discussion and present the selection at annual business meeting for councilor confirmation.