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AAEA Mentoring Award

Deliberate, purposive, mentoring takes time and effort. Through the process of collaborating with a mentee, a mentor shows a mentee the ‘ropes’ of the profession, helps to identify and cultivate the mentee’s strengths, and opens up networks and professional opportunities. To mentor is to commit time and effort. The benefits of mentoring—colleagues from diverse backgrounds staying in the profession and fully expressing their potential—are enjoyed by the entire profession.

The purpose of the Mentoring Award is to recognize individuals in our association who have systematically shown consistent, outstanding efforts in fostering junior, female and/or minority colleagues. We encourage submissions from women, underrepresented minorities and members from a broad set of academic, government, industry and NGO organizations.

The AAEA community particularly values

  • Efforts to recruit and retain talented individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Co-authorship and/or other collaboration that provides major learning opportunities for junior, female, and/or minority colleagues
  • Active advocacy for the professional advancement of these colleagues

Nomination Guidelines

  • Nominations are due on February 8, 2021.
  • Nominees must be a 2021 member of AAEA.

Nomination materials

  • Nomination letter
    • Maximum of 3 single-spaced pages
    • The nomination letter must be written by a 2020 member of AAEA.
    • This letter will be the centerpiece for evaluation and should give examples (with the names of mentees) of how the nominee has systematically collaborated with, advocated for, and/or created growth opportunities for junior, female, and/or minority colleagues.
    • The letter must include the nominee’s name, affiliation, and email address, as well as the nominator’s name, affiliation, and email address.
    • The file name of the letter should include the phrase ‘nomination_letter.’
  • Current CV of the nominee
    • No more than 15 pages, 12 point font, Single line space, 1” margin on both sides.
    • Highlight mentoring activities, achievement, and accomplishment of mentorship based on the award criterion.
  • Between 3 and 5 supporting letters, written by those mentored by the nominee
    • Each supporting letter should be a maximum of 2 single-spaced page.
    • Between 3 and 5 supporting letters, written by those mentored by the nominee.
    • the nomination letter and letters of support must focus on three things
      • clearly described activities to promote/support others
      • clearly described impacts and influences
      • significant and unique contributions to mentoring within and outside own institutions
    • Letters should be written by those mentored by the nominee, and illustrate the nominee’s mentoring efforts and how these changed the professional trajectory of the letter writer.

Please send nomination materials to Jessica Weister at jweister@aaea.org

Evaluation

The nominating letter, supporting letter, and CVs will be evaluated for evidence of i) clearly described activities to promote/support others ii) clearly described impacts and influences iii) significant and unique contributions to mentoring within and outside own institutions.