Distinguished Mentor Award

To honor and encourage the considerable efforts and accomplishments of faculty members who consistently serve as effective mentors of graduate students, the Adams Super Center for Brain Studies will award a Distinguished Mentor Award for 2013-14

The award recognizes faculty member in the field of brain research who effectively guide graduate students throughout their professional training in a continuing, multifaceted partnership sustained by mutual respect and concern. The relationship between a graduate student and his or her faculty advisor is one that can have a profound, lifelong influence on both parties. At its best, this mentoring relationship inspires and gives confidence to the student while providing the faculty member with a valued colleague.

The effective mentor serves as advisor, teacher, sponsor, and role model. Thus we seek nominations of faculty who:

  • Provide intellectual leadership. Model a record of excellence in research and/or creative work, teaching skills, research and artistic presentation and publication; ensure that students
    master the content and skills of their discipline; clearly articulate expectations and hold students to high standards.
  • Create a supportive environment for research, scholarship and/or artistic production; respect student goals and assist them in goal attainment; provide students with the resources necessary to take full advantage of institutional, academic and professional opportunities (publications, conferences, networking, etc.).
  • Promote successful and timely completion of students’ degree programs; are proactive and effective in student scholar post training placement.
  • Maintain accessibility by providing consistently open lines of communication; assist students outside of “own group.”
  • Integrate students into the broader culture of the discipline.

The Distinguished Mentor Awards (small research grant and certificate) will be given at the Annual Meeting of the Adams Super Center held at 16:30 on the May 15th 2014, at the Cymbalista Heritage Center.


Nominees must be TAU faculty members in the field of brain research

Nominations may be submitted by graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty members and should include the following:

  1. Nominating letter (3 p maximum) addressing the criteria in this announcement and signed by
    at least 3 nominators.
  2. Short curriculum vitae (CV) of the nominee (shorten to 5 p maximum). The CV should include
    an abbreviated list of publications + material that addresses the excellent mentor criteria,
    including a list of past graduate students/postdoctoral scholars .

All material should be sent to Liat at liatn@post.tau.ac.il no later than April 30th, 2014.