UW-Madison Postdoc Excellence Awards

Postdoc Excellence Awards

The Postdoc Excellence Awards recognize current postdocs on the UW-Madison campus that contribute their time, knowledge, energy, and enthusiasm to mentoring, teaching, and service. Postdocs are nominated by themselves, current or former mentors and mentees, or colleagues. 2021 is the first year we are offering these awards and anticipate receiving numerous nominations for postdocs to be recognized for their outstanding efforts. Every year, we can only select a few of the of the outstanding nominations to receive the awards, but are grateful for all the work every postdoc at UW-Madison engage in that makes UW-Madison an excellent place to work and develop. Winners from every year will be listed below.

2021 Postdoc Excellence Awards

Submit your nominations for this year’s Postdoc Excellence Awards!

Nominations due 5 PM Friday, February 12, 2021. Submit your nomination via this form.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Postdoctoral Association (UWPA) is soliciting nominations for its 2021 Postdoc Excellence Awards. The awards were established to encourage and reward excellence, innovation, and effectiveness in the mentoring, teaching, and service of UW-Madison postdocs. There are three categories of award:

  • Postdoc Excellence in Mentoring
  • Postdoc Excellence in Teaching
  • Postdoc Excellence in Service.

Current postdocs may be nominated by themselves, current/former mentors and mentees, or colleagues. If postdocs nominate themselves we ask that they have either a mentor or mentee, as applicable, submit a letter of support simply stating that they have read your nomination letter and support it. Nomination letters (2 page maximum) should provide specific details as to how the nominated individual excels in a given category and why they are deserving of the award. The following rubrics will be used to judge nominations for each of the awards: mentoring, teaching, and service

Winners of the 2021 Postdoc Excellence Awards will be recognized at the UWPA Celebration of Postdoc Excellence in March 2021. Nominations should be submitted via this form.

Applications must be submitted electronically by 5 PM Friday, February 12, 2021. Questions? Contact the UWPA Postdoc Mentoring Awards Committee (uwpa@postdoc.wisc.edu)

2021 Celebration of Postdoc Excellence

March 26th, 2021 from 6-8 pm

The Postdoc Excellence Awards will be publicly announced at this event.

This event will be held online at congregate.live/ with full link to announced