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FURA Mentor of the Year

About the Award

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- This annual award recognizes one outstanding faculty mentor from across the state of Florida.

- Students submit nominations, and the award is presented at FURC each year.

- Nomination letters are evaluated for evidence of the 10 Salient Practices of Undergraduate Research Mentors.

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Nominate Your Mentor

Nomination due date TBD

To nominate your mentor, you must:
•  Be a currently enrolled undergraduate at a college or university in the state of Florida.

•  Be planning to present your work at the 2024 FURC Conference.

•  Have worked with the faculty member you are nominating for at least 2 semesters prior to Spring 2024.

•  Mentors are eligible to receive this award as long as they are full-time professors, lecturers, or instructors at your institution.

•  Group submissions are not allowed but multiple submissions for the same mentor from different students will be considered. 

Full instructions and eligibility are available with the application.

Previous Awardees


2023 FURA Mentor of the Year: Dr. Antonia Nemec

Dr. Nemec is the Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the College of Medicine at Florida State University.

2022 FURA Mentor of the Year:

Dr. Bridgette Froeschke

University of Tampa

2021 FURA Mentor of the Year:

Dr. Jessica Siltberg-Liberles

Florida International University

2020 FURA Mentor of the Year:

Dr. Luciana Garbayo
University of Central Florida

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