FAER Mentoring Excellence in Research Award

The FAER Mentoring Excellence in Research Award recognizes the value of outstanding mentors in anesthesiology. Each year the FAER Academy of Research Mentors in Anesthesiology presents the award at the ASA annual meeting during the Celebration of Research.

Although recipients are successful physician scientists, the award recognizes mentorship rather than scientific accomplishment. It acknowledges the successful development of mentees who also go on to become physician scientists, ultimately shaping the future of the specialty.Jay Yang, MD, PhD, MSEE

Nomination Process

The nomination deadline for the FAER Mentoring Excellence in Research Award is April 30. Final selections will be based on a consensus of the Mentor Award Study Section, a subcommittee of the FAER Academy of Research Mentors. The award will be presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists annual meeting during the Celebration of Research.

Eligibility Requirements

  • All nominees must be actively engaged in anesthesiology mentorship.
  • Nominees of all nationalities and countries of residence are eligible. However, all application materials must be submitted in English.
  • Nominees may include basic, clinical or translational researchers and individuals working in anesthesiology.
  • Nominees should have a sustained record of mentoring anesthesiologists over time.
  • Nominators must be mentees of the nominee or colleagues who have personal knowledge of the nominee’s mentoring efforts.
  • Mentees should be actively involved in research, teaching, mentoring or other leadership activities.
  • The nominator and primary and secondary mentees must be three separate people.

Exclusions

  • Prior recipients of the FAER Mentoring Excellence in Research Award are ineligible.
  • Self-nominations and posthumous nominations will not be accepted.

Award Criteria
This award is based on the training experiences and successes of the nominee’s mentees—not on the mentor’s personal career achievements. For the purpose of this award, mentoring is defined as the process of guiding, supporting and promoting the training and career development of others. The key roles of a mentor include, but are not limited to:

  • Encouraging intellectual growth and development
  • Guiding career development
  • Providing professional guidance
  • Helping mentors to network with other relevant professionals and faculty
  • Demonstrating concern and support for personal development
  • Advocating for the mentee
  • Demonstrating a long-term commitment to mentoring
  • Being a role model

Nomination Materials

Nominator materials must be received by April 30th.  The following documents should be sent as email attachments to the FAER office at FAER@faer.org:

  1. FAER Mentoring Excellence Nomination Form. (Click to download the form.)
  2. Three letters of recommendation:
    A. One letter written by the nominator that summarizes the nominee’s impact on the training/careers of his/her mentees.
    B. Two letters written by primary and secondary mentees (former or current mentees) who can provide first-hand accounts of how the nominee influenced their careers. Mentees’ academic, clinical, educational and regulatory achievements will be considered.
  3. The nominee’s curriculum vitae.
  4. The completed Mentor Table. (Click to download the form.)
  5. Up to three additional letters of support from junior or senior faculty will be accepted, but are not required.

Please submit the nomination form, three letters of recommendation, the nominee’s curriculum vitae and a completed mentor table by April 30th to FAER@faer.org.

Questions may be directed to FAER at 630-912-2554 or by email at FAER@faer.org