Faculty Awards

Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award

Sponsored annually by the Graduate School this award honors faculty mentors whose dedication to graduate students and commitment to excellence in graduate education and mentoring have made a significant contribution to the quality of life and professional development of graduate students at Florida State University. Recipients shall have demonstrated outstanding mentoring practices and an overall commitment to graduate education at Florida State University.

The selection committee will use, but are not limited to, the following criteria:

  • has an established record of mentoring and professional interactions with graduate students by encouraging student publication, external grant funding, conference presentations, and other professional development opportunities;
  • provides a supportive environment which facilitates the development of best performance and talents from graduate students;
  • cultivates the development from student to colleague;
  • acts as an advocate and mentors graduate students in administrative, organizational, and professional matters;
  • attracts graduate students to FSU through active recruitment and academic/scholarly reputation;
  • serves as major professor and has a successful record of graduate student degree completion.

Awards will be given each academic year to: up to five individual mentors of master’s and/or doctoral students. The awards will be presented at the Faculty Awards Ceremony held in Spring 2023 and will include a $3,000 award for each faculty mentor winner.

The application cycle is now open. 

For questions please contact Ashley Jarvis at a.jarvis@fsu.edu or by phone 644-3501. 


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Checklist Form
Nomination Form

Responsible Conduct of Research and Creativity & Professional Standards Award

The Graduate School and the Office of Research invites proposals for faculty and/or department to develop and conduct educational components (e.g., courses, course-imbedded modules, workshops, seminars, discussion groups, brown bag gatherings) that provide training for graduate students, particularly doctoral students, in professional ethics and standards.

The goal of our initiative is to ensure that more graduate students at FSU receive training in the core areas of responsible conduct of research/creativity as identified by the Office of Research Integrity . This initiative will complement the 1-credit hour RCRC course that is currently offered in the Spring semester and help to ensure that our graduate students are well prepared for their professions.


Any faculty member or group of faculty members.


Awards will be up to $10,000 and can be used to cover summer salary, graduate student assistance (but not tuition); and materials and supplies.

Proposal Sections

Abstract of no more than one page describing the proposed RCRC program.

Project Narrative of no more than five pages that describes the following:

  • How the RCRC program will cover one or more of the nine core areas (Core areas should be interpreted as appropriate for the discipline. For example, collaborative research in the sciences might equate to collaborative creative activities in musical performance or film);
  • Materials to be developed and shared with other faculty/departments;
  • One-year timeline for the proposed program (development of materials and curriculum, and implementation of the new program);
  • Future sustainability of the RCRC program;
  • Assessment plan; and
  • Budget and justification.

Department Chair’s Letter of Support

For more information, please contact The Graduate School at (850) 644-3501. 

The application cycle is now closed. 

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