August 1, 2023

We are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2024 Marsha L. Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award.  Named for the late Graduate School Dean Marsha L. Landolt, the award has recognized excellent faculty mentors annually since 1999.   

We strongly encourage departments to share this information with their graduate students.  

The Graduate School is especially interested in generating a diverse group of nominations, including nominations of faculty members who are women, or from underrepresented minority groups, or with disabilities.     

The Graduate School, with assistance from the President’s Office, sponsors this annual award to recognize outstanding mentoring of graduate students by faculty. The relationship between a graduate student and a faculty advisor is one that can have a profound, lifelong influence on both parties.  At its best, this mentoring relationship inspires and gives confidence to the student while providing the faculty member with a valued colleague.

The Marsha L. Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award allows us to honor those members of the faculty who exemplify excellence in graduate education.  A single award, accompanied by $5,000 in discretionary funds that may be used to support the awardee’s scholarly activities, will be presented at the annual UW Awards of Excellence Ceremony in June 2024.  

Complete information on this year’s nomination procedures and guidelines is available on the Nomination Guidelines page.

Questions about the Landolt Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award or nomination procedures may be directed to    

Complete nomination packets must be received by 5 p.m. PST, December 5, 2023. There will be no exceptions to this deadline.   

Sincerely yours,  

Joy Williamson-Lott signature 
Joy Williamson-Lott  
Dean of The Graduate School