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The Marsha L. Landolt
Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award

2014 Award Timetable

  • Oct 1. 2013 — 2014 nomination process opens; departments and individuals may submit letters of intent to nominate and/or nomination letters.
  • Dec. 2, 2013 at 5 p.m. — Deadline for nomination letters or letters of intent to nominate.
  • Dec. 16, 2013–Jan. 14, 2014 — Departmental coordination: departments will gather materials and put together completed nomination packets.
  • Jan. 14, 2014 at 5 p.m. — Deadline for completed departmental nomination packets.
  • Late March 2014 (tentative) — 2013 Landolt Award recipient is announced in UW Today.

Nomination Instructions

Step 1: Call for Nominations — Oct. 1–Dec. 2, 2013

The Graduate School invites current and former students, staff and faculty to submit nomination letters or letters of intent to nominate. Eligibility for the award is limited to active members of the graduate faculty who are involved in the supervision of graduate students. Search the current list of graduate faculty →

  • Nomination letters must be submitted electronically in Adobe PDF format only c/o graddean@uw.edu. Please save your file in this format: "LASTNAMENOMINEE, firstnamenominee-NOMINEE'S DEPARTMENT-lastnamenominator.pdf"
  • In the subject line of your email, please specify "LANDOLT AWARD 210 - LASTNAMENOMINEE, firstnameniminee"

Deadline for submission of nomination letters/letters of intent is 5 p.m., December 2, 2013. This is a firm deadline; in fairness to all nominators, no exceptions or extensions will be granted. Hardcopy nominations will not be accepted.

Nominators are encouraged to cite specific examples of excellent mentoring by the faculty member. All nomination letters (with the exception of the chair's cover letter) are limited to one page in length; those exceeding the page limit will not be considered.

Step 2: Departmental Coordination — Dec. 16, 2013–Jan. 14, 2014

In an effort to create fairly comparable nomination packets for the Landolt Award selection committee, we ask the chair (or his/her designee) to create a nomination packet with the following suggested materials:

Nomination Packets and Materials:

  • The Landolt Award cover sheet/checklist (to be used as cover sheet) is available online or by emailing graddean@uw.edu
  • Cover letter from the chair or his/her designee (required; no more than two pages in length)
    • In their cover letters, departmental chairs are invited to incorporate comments from nomination letters they have received from current or former students or colleagues that are not among the letters included in the final packet of materials.
  • Nomination letters from current graduate students (no more than three; each no more than one page in length)
  • Nomination letters from former graduate students (no more than four letters, each no more than one page in length)
  • Nomination letters from other students (e.g., undergraduates or postdoctoral associates), faculty or staff (no more than two letters; each no more than one page in length)
  • A list of current and former mentored graduate students (required)
  • A current, abbreviated version of nominee’s CV (no more than six pages in length)
  • No more than four pages of other supporting materials (e.g., course syllabi, student evaluations, etc.) as desired

In some instances, more letters will be needed. In others, the task will be to select the best from those already submitted to the Graduate School. The above materials must be combined into a single Adobe PDF format file; please save your file in this format:

  • "LASTNAMENOMINEE, firstnamenominee – NOMINATINGDEPARTMENT.pdf."
    • Example: "JONES, martha - Astrobiology.pdf

Complete nomination files must be submitted electronically to the Graduate School by 5 PM PST on January 14, 2014 c/o graddean@uw.edu. This is a firm deadline; in fairness to all nominators, no exceptions or extensions will be granted. Hard copy nominations and those received after the deadline will not be accepted. Prior years' nomination materials will not be considered. Letters may be excerpted and the nominators' comments reproduced.

Step 3: Selection Committee Review and Selection — Jan. 16–Feb. 28, 2014

Nomination packets will be forwarded to the 2014 Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award selection committee. The Graduate Dean will then submit the Graduate School's recommendation to the president's office for final selection.

Award

A single award, accompanied by $5,000 in discretionary funds that may be used to support the awardee’s scholarly activities, will be given and presented at the Annual University Recognition Ceremony in June 2013 in conjunction with other University-wide awards.

Deadlines

The deadline for submission of nomination letters or letters of intent is 5 p.m. PST, Dec. 2, 2013. No nomination letters will be accepted after this date.

The deadline for UW departmental submission of complete nomination packets is 5 p.m. PST, Jan. 14, 2014.

Questions?

Contact: Jerry Pangilinan, graddean@uw.edu
Assistant to the Vice Provost and Dean, UW Graduate School