August 10, 2010

NIH and NSF Mentors are Eligible for Presidential Awards

Outstanding mentors are eligible for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESEM)


The White House established the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) program in 1996. The PAESMEM is the highest national mentoring award. Participants in NIH and/or NSF research with a strong history of mentoring are encouraged to apply for this special Presidential Award. Awardees will receive grants in the amount of $25,000 each, and are invited to Washington, D.C., for various recognition and award events.

Individuals nominated for awards must be U.S. citizens affiliated with an organization that is eligible for NIH and/or NSF awards, must have served as a mentor for at least five years, and must have demonstrated outstanding and sustained mentoring for underrepresented and other students at the K-12, college or graduate levels.

Candidates can be nominated by a colleague, administrator or a student. Self-nominations are also accepted. Nomination packages are reviewed in a process administered by the NSF; selection of award recipients is coordinated with the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).

The next receipt date is October 6.


For more information see the program solicitation at:
http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10520/nsf10520.htm


Or, contact:
Dennis Davenport, Ph.D.
Program Director,
Division of Undergraduate Education
National Science Foundation
(703) 292-4659
ddavenpo@nsf.gov