Shirley M. Malcom Prize for Excellence in Mentoring
To recognize and celebrate the important role mentors serve during the education, training, and advancement of promising students and scientists, the Institute has established the Shirley M. Malcom Prize for Excellence in Mentoring. Established in 2021, the Malcom Prize honors senior trustee Shirley Malcom's long-standing commitment, via her personal mentorship, national leadership, and international advocacy, to make STEM education and access equitable for all.
The Shirley M. Malcom Prize for Excellence in Mentoring is to be awarded annually to a faculty member who, through mentoring, supports the achievement and well-being of students. Criteria include, but are not limited to, effective mentoring practices, such as: giving regular feedback, guidance, and advice; providing access to academic and professional information, resources, and opportunities; and helping to ensure a safe, encouraging, and inclusive environment.
All members of the Institute's faculty of the Institute are eligible for the prize, and nominations for the Malcom Mentoring Prize are welcome from faculty, students, postdoctoral scholars, staff, and alumni.