ICTR Announces New Award to Recognize Pivotal Role of Mentorship

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (UW ICTR) is pleased to announce a new award, the UW ICTR Faculty Mentorship Award.

Faculty mentorship is the cornerstone for innovation, success, satisfaction, peer recognition and retention of our outstanding faculty engaged in clinical and translational research at UW-Madison.

Institutional culture can promote mentorship by creating settings where faculty members and staff jointly commit to promoting mentorship and facilitating mentors’ abilities to be more effective and culturally responsive in their practice. A critical element of the larger strategic vision to advance the culture of mentorship at UW-Madison includes increasing the visibility and value of exemplary mentorship.

This new award seeks to identify and recognize faculty who have contributed to the career and personal growth of clinical and translational research faculty through intentional, culturally responsive, evidence-based mentorship practices.

This award will be grounded in the science of mentorship and its criteria will be aligned with recommendations from the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) 2019 consensus report on the science of effective mentorship.

This prestigious and competitive award will be open annually for nomination. All researchers across rank and track from the ICTR partner schools/college who are mentoring faculty in clinical and translational research are eligible for award nomination. These schools and college are:

  • School of Medicine and Public Health
  • School of Education
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Veterinary Medicine
  • College of Engineering

To nominate a candidate, please submit a completed nomination form, the nominee’s CV, and one letter of support by email to info@ictr.wisc.edu by 5 p.m. on April 30, 2024.

Nomination form and information sheet:

The award will be announced in Fall 2024, and the recipient will receive a prize of $1,000.

If you have questions, please contact ICTR Executive Director Dr. Allan Brasier.

This webpage will be updated with FAQ’s if questions are received.