Stephen M. Schwartz Award for Outstanding Mentorship


This award will recognize a mentor who has contributed significantly to the successful career of scientists who have trained in their lab,  who has served as an exemplary mentor to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows,  and who has contributed to fostering an environment which facilitates both professional and personal growth. For additional information about the Stephen M. Schwartz Award, go to and click the Schwartz Award tab.

Nominations are due March 15, 2024.


  • The primary and secondary nominators must submit their own NIH Biosketches*
  • Nominee's NIH Biosketch, including a list of current and former trainees
  • A minimum of two letters from trainees of the nominee:  one from a former trainee and one from a current trainee. A maximum of four letters will be allowed.  Letters should be a maximum of 500 words. 

Letters should include the following:

  • The dates/years the trainee worked in the mentor's lab.
  • How the mentor provides an environment for growth and exploration and encourages independence
  • How the mentor provides guidance in writing papers and grants, setting up a lab, developing careers, etc.
  • Examples of the mentor providing leadership not only in the lab but in life as a scientist
  • A listing of some highly successful protégés

Nominations will be reviewed by the NAVBO Meritorious Awards Committee.

*NIH Biosketches should include:
A. Education/Training
B. Positions and Honors
C. Contributions to Science
Briefly describe up to five of the most significant contributions to science. For each, indicate the historical background that frames the scientific problem; central finding(s); the influence of the finding(s) on the progress of science and/or their application to health or technology; and the nominee's scientific role in the described work. Description can include up to four peer-reviewed publications and should not exceed one half page.
D. List of Trainees
E. Research Support (current and completed within last 3 years)
F. Full list of publications, organized into primary research articles, reviews, and books/book chapters.


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Nominee Information

Currently accepting nominations for the 2024 Award (to be presented at Vascular Biology 2024) - select 2024 in the drop down.

List nominee's current affiliation.

Primary Nominator Information
Former Trainee of the Nominee

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Secondary Nominator (Current Trainee)
Current Trainee of the Nominee

Must be a current trainee in the nominee's lab.

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Supporting Documents

Letter should be a maximum of 500 words. 

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Letter should be a maximum of 500 words. 

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Please include a list of current and former trainees.

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Letter should be a maximum of 500 words. 

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Letter should be a maximum of 500 words. 

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