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FWA Awards Program

Each year the ASU Faculty Women’s Association seeks to honor outstanding faculty mentors and distinguished graduate students.  The FWA is pleased to announce the call for nominations for our 2020 awards program.  All nominations are due March 30th at midnight.  Nominations can be submitted by ASU faculty, staff, or students.

For more information about the FWA Awards program, contact Karen Engler-Weber, Program Director for the FWA.

Download the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Nomination Form 2020.

Download the Distinguished Graduate Student Nomination Form 2020.

 

Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards

A mark of a great leader is the support and guidance that they provide to others through mentorship.  The FWA Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award seeks to recognize faculty members who have demonstrated outstanding mentorship to students and/or to other faculty members, particularly women and other underrepresented groups. 

Nomination instructions

To nominate an outstanding faculty member please submit the following materials:

  • FWA Nomination Form detailing contact information for nominee and nominator, as well as a short summary of the nominee's accomplishments.
  • A letter of nomination which specifically details the nominee’s mentorship of students and/or colleagues.  Some details you may want to include in your letter are:
    • What makes the nominee unique?
    • How far reaching are the nominee’s efforts?  How has the faculty member reached out to women and other underrepresented groups?
    • How has the nominee positively impacted those that they have mentored?  Specific comments about the success of the mentees is helpful.

 Best practices for nominations

  • For the nominator, clearly indicate the nature and duration of your relationship to the nominee.
  • Be specific about the accomplishments of the nominee, but also remember that the FWA Board includes members from a wide variety of disciplines, so please make the accomplishments of the nominee accessible to that audience.
  • A good length for a letter is between 1000 and 1200 words; if the letter is too short the information provided may not be sufficient. 
  • Please note that multiple nomination letters may be submitted in support of a nominee; however, each nominee file is limited to three nomination/support letters in total.  A single letter can be signed by and include information from multiple authors.

 Official rules

  • Nominees for the FWA Outstanding Mentor Award will be evaluated across one of two categories: Tenured/Tenure-Eligible Faculty and Fixed-Term Appointment Faculty, as defined in the ACD manual 505-02. 
  • The number of honors awarded each year will be determined by the FWA Executive Board. 
  • Only completed nomination forms and letters will be considered.
  • The FWA Award is a one-time honor, therefore previous FWA Award Recipients are ineligible to receive the award a second time. View a complete list of FWA Award recipients.
  • Supporting documentation may be requested for final nominees
  • Each nominee file is limited to three nomination/support letters in total. 
  • Nominees may be contacted by the FWA with a request for additional information.

Distinguished Graduate Student Awards

The FWA Distinguished Graduate Student Achievement Award seeks to recognize Doctoral and Master’s degree candidates who have distinguished themselves through exceptional scholarship, research, creative activities, and noteworthy performance in leadership and service.  Although all accomplishments will be considered, priority will be given to activities performed while in attendance at ASU. 

Nomination instructions

To nominate a graduate student please submit the following materials:

  • Nomination form detailing contact information for nominee and nominator as well as a short summary detailing the nominee's accomplishments.
  • A letter of nomination which specifically details the nominee’s contributions relative to scholarship, research, leadership, service, and noteworthy activities.   Letters should seek to highlight the nominee’s innovative contributions to their discipline, to ASU, and to the wider community, and how these contributions distinguishes them from others graduate students. 
  • A copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae

Best practices for nominations

  • For the nominator, clearly indicate the nature and duration of your relationship to the nominee.
  • Be specific about the accomplishments of the nominee, but also remember that the FWA Board includes members from a wide variety of disciplines, so please make the accomplishments of the nominee accessible to that audience.
  • A good length for a letter is between 1000 and 1200 words. 
  • Please note that multiple nomination letters may be submitted in support of a nominee; however, each nominee file is limited to three nomination/support letters in total. A single letter can be signed by and include information from multiple authors.

Official rules

  • Nominees for the FWA Distinguished Graduate Student Award will be evaluated across one of two categories: Masters-level and Doctoral-level. 
  • The number of honors awarded each year will be determined by the FWA Executive Board.  As such, multiple awards may be given in across one category.  The FWA also reserves the right to not award across all categories.
  • Only completed nomination forms and letters will be considered.
  • Supporting documentation may be requested for final nominees.
  • Each nominee file is limited to three nomination/support letters in total. 
  • Nominees may be contacted by the FWA with a request for additional information.