Silvia Ronco Innovative Mentor Award Nominations Process

Application Deadline was March 10, 2023. The application portal is currently closed.


The award will be granted to a tenure track faculty member within five to ten years of first faculty appointment at a college or university in the US who has demonstrated creativity and success in the Chemical Sciences and whose mentoring practices have supported undergraduates fulfill their STEM career goals. 

Application Requirements

  • Biosketch (up to 3 pages) highlighting grants, publications, and presentations with undergraduate coauthors
  • Essay (up to 3 pages) detailing the applicant’s innovative chemical research and mentoring approach to promote creativity and job readiness. 
  • Two letters of support highlighting the applicant’s unique contributions in Chemistry and successful work with undergraduates (A nomination letter from a tenured colleague in your institution, and second letter that provides a different external or internal perspective on your research and mentoring.)

Please note that all CUR Award recipients are responsible for any and all applicable tax obligations associated with receipt of the award.

For questions or additional information about the Silvia Ronco Award, please contact Lindsay Currie.