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Physical Sciences Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Awards

The annual Physical Sciences Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Excellence Awards honors Physical Sciences students, postdocs, faculty and staff who have generated intentional, sustained, impactful, and/or innovative EDI efforts. Both individuals and groups (e.g., student organizations, committees, departmental staff groups) can receive the Physical Sciences EDI Excellence Award.

Example of Efforts

Efforts can be related to mentoring, advising, community building, teaching, outreach, research activities, hiring/recruitment, department climate, retention, reducing systemic barriers, developing equitable policies — anything that promotes EDI excellence.

Deadline for submission is February 25, 2022

Nomination Instructions

Complete the nomination form

  • Self nominations and external nominations are accepted: 
  • Limited to 500 words
  • Optional: website links, videos, online content and supporting documents (e.g., flyers, promotional materials, documented feedback).
  • Nominator must provide the name and email address of one additional person who can corroborate the EDI efforts of the nominated person or group.
Submission content
  • Please provide specific, detailed information about the EDI effort, which may include the demonstrated impact or potential for impact, duration of effort, intentionality, intended audience of the effort, and/or any innovative aspects.
  • Impact can be demonstrated quantitatively or qualitatively.
  • EDI efforts should focus on work performed within approximately the last 2 years.
Submission/award timeframe
  • The nomination submission period is currently open. Deadline for submission is February 25, 2022.
  • Awards will be announced in April 2022

Awardee Information

  • The Dean of Physical Sciences will announce 2 to 5 awards annually.
  • Recipients will receive a Physical Sciences EDI Excellence Award plaque and monetary award.
  • Recipients will be honored at the Physical Sciences EDI Excellence Awards Ceremony.