The Office of Graduate Education

Provost’s Award for Faculty Excellence in Graduate Research Mentoring

The Provost’s Award for Faculty Excellence in Graduate Research Mentoring recognizes tenured faculty members who are outstanding research mentors of doctoral students and who foster intellectual, creative, scholarly, and professional growth.

General Information

Eligibility

Tenured faculty members in any discipline may be nominated for this award. Nominations of outstanding women, minorities, and members of groups historically underrepresented in their disciplines are encouraged.

Selection Criteria

Nominees should have a sustained record of mentoring doctoral students, be active in the direction of dissertations, and promote the intellectual, creative, scholarly, and professional growth of their students at the highest level.

Number of Awards

One award of $5,000 will be made annually.

Sources of Nominations

Nominations may be submitted by deans, department/program heads, promotion or award committees, or individual faculty members. Please send a letter of no more than 2,000 words explaining why the nominee’s particular contributions to research mentoring are exceptional and deserving of this honor. The letter may include quotations from current and former doctoral students, peers, and faculty with whom the nominee has co-taught.

Nominated candidates will be contacted and invited to submit a portfolio of materials for consideration by the selection committee (see attached guidelines).

Selection Process

A committee of faculty who are considered outstanding research mentors will review nomination letters and candidate portfolios and provide recommendations to the Provost, who will make the final selection. The award will be presented on Monday, May 17, 2021.

Deadline

The nomination deadline is 5:00 pm, Wednesday, March 31st, 2021. Nominations should be submitted online at: https://eforms.utdallas.edu/oge-grad-research-mentoring-nomination

For more information, contact:

Juan E. González, Dean of Graduate Education, Telephone: 972-883-2234, E-mail: [email protected]

Eligibility

Tenured faculty members in any discipline may be nominated for this award. Nominations of outstanding women, minorities, and members of groups historically underrepresented in their disciplines are encouraged.

Award Recipients

Year Recipient School
2017 Dr. Poras T. Balsara ECS
2018 Dr. Suresh Radhakrishnan JSOM
2019 Dr. Richard Scotch EPPS
2020 Dr. John H. L. Hansen ECS
2021 Dr. Mihaela C. Stefan NSM