Students- nominate your faculty mentors for the Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Awards!

In recognition of the critically important role that mentors play in supporting undergraduate and graduate student research and creative activity, the Office of Student Research offers two annual awards for outstanding mentorship. The Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated excellence in mentoring and supporting student researchers. Strong nominations will demonstrate excellence in mentoring by supporting and influencing students’ educational and career paths. Examples may include peer-reviewed publications involving Longwood students; student presentations or awards; and evidence of continued success of mentored students.

The Office of Student Research (OSR) invites current Longwood University students from all programs, departments and colleges to nominate faculty for the 2023 Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Awards (FEMA). OSR will award two $1000 awards to selected faculty. All tenured and tenure-track faculty (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor), lecturers, librarians, and clinical educators are eligible for nomination. The deadline to submit completed forms is March 29, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

The OSR will award two Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Awards in 2024: one award will be for assistant professors, lecturers, librarians, or clinical educators who have 6 or fewer years of service at Longwood and one award will be for associate or full professors, senior lecturers, librarians, or senior clinical educators who have more than 6 years of service at Longwood.  The members of the Advisory Board for the Office of Student Research will select the award recipients. Awardees will be recognized at the Excellence in Research and Creative Inquiry Award ceremony during the Spring Student Showcase on April 17, 2024.

To Apply. Current Longwood University students should submit their nomination by emailing the completed “Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award Nomination Form” to by March 29, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

2024 FEMA Call for Nominations

2024 FEMA Nomination Form

Any questions should be directed to the Director of the Office of Student Research, Dr. Amorette Barber ( or (