Slesinger Awards for Excellence in Mentoring: Call for Nominations

Do you know someone in our academic community who has provided excellent mentoring for women faculty at UW-Madison? Please consider nominating her, him or them for a Women Faculty Mentoring Program Slesinger Award for Excellence in Mentoring.

Awards are presented annually at the Women Faculty Mentoring Program Reception for Newly Promoted & Tenured Women.

The Women’s Philanthropy Council generously provides for up to two recipients to direct a $2,500 award to a UW-Madison initiative or program.

The focus of this award is mentoring for women on the tenure track. A nomination may be submitted by a group of writers or a single writer. Nominations of mentors who have supported more than one woman faculty member are strongly encouraged. The most successful nominations clearly articulate how a mentor’s efforts have had a positive impact in the life and career of the protégé(s).

Fall 2021 Nominations (Deadline: 10 October)

Please send an e-mail message  to Lindsey Stoddard Cameron with the subject header “Slesinger Awards for Excellence in Mentoring.”

In the body of your message, please include:

  • The nominee’s name, title, department(s), e-mail address, and telephone number
  • The names of any additional writer(s) with whom you are submitting your nomination.

Please attach a single letter of nomination (.pdf, maximum 3 pages) describing how your nominee has excelled as a mentor.

For example, an effective mentor may:

  • offer advice about professional issues
  • review and give feedback on key projects
  • provide information about institutional resources
  • introduce a mentee to others in the discipline or related fields
  • communicate the “unspoken rules” of university life
  • offer guidance on how to balance personal and professional commitments
  • help mentees find appropriate and effective ways to raise concerns, address issues, or solve problems.

Thank you for helping us to promote effective mentoring at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Register to Attend

WFMP Reception for
Newly Promoted & Tenured Women

Tuesday, 30 November
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Alumni Lounge, Pyle Center