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Award Opportunities

Award Opportunities

University Awards

The Inamori award was created to emphasize innovation and excellence in teaching and mentoring. It recognizes an outstanding mentor who has passed on his or her wisdom as a subject matter expert and has given insightful guidance on such matters as research ethics, generating innovative concepts, the presentation of ideas, curricular development and effective teaching.

The title of Distinguished University Professor is the highest honor bestowed by the university to members of the faculty. It is a permanent, honorific title that acknowledges the outstanding contributions of full-time, tenured professors with a distinguished academic record of extraordinary research, scholarship, teaching and service.

Awards from Students

Given for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring.

Given for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Given for Graduate Teaching and Mentoring.

  • Postdoctoral Mentoring Award

The Postdoctoral Mentoring Award recognizes an outstanding mentor who has passed on his/her wisdom as a subject-matter expert and has given insightful guidance on such matters as research ethics, generating innovative concepts, and the presentation of ideas, curricular development, effective teaching, and leadership.

School of Medicine Awards

  • Kaiser-Permanente Excellence in Teaching Award

The Kaiser-Permanente Excellence in Teaching Award is given at commencement to faculty members who demonstrate exceptional commitment to the education of medical students. Students choose the winner of the award, which is given to two pre-clinical and two clinical faculty members from the university and college tracks.

  • Gender Equity Award

The American Medical Women’s Association Gender Equity Awards are supported and presented by the Women Faculty of the School of Medicine each year to a clinical and pre-clinical faculty member who the students feel exemplify the principle of gender equality in their teaching and who promote a gender-fair environment for the education and training of physicians. The recipients of these awards are chosen entirely by the senior graduating medical student body.

This award goes to a full-time woman faculty member with a current faculty appointment in the School of Medicine at CWRU, and with five years or more experience at the assistant professor or associate professor level but who has not yet obtained tenure or promotion to the full professor level.

For a full-time female faculty member with a current faculty appointment in the School of Medicine at CWRU at the instructor level or in the first five years of her career since appointment to the assistant professor level (at any institution).

Other Awards

Given to a student, a faculty member and a staff member for a total of three awards each year.

The award is administered by the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women. The prize honors one woman from each school at Case Western Reserve for their excellence in research and scholarship. Schools choose their recipients.

The ACES+ award provides small amounts of supplemental support for current or proposed projects and activities where funding is difficult to obtain. These might include seed funding for unusual research opportunities or training, grants to support writing of books and more.