Nature Awards for Mentoring in Science – Spain (2017)

For its annual awards for science mentorship in 2017, Nature invites nominations of outstanding scientific mentors resident in Spain. Two prizes of €10,000 will be awarded, one for a mid-career mentor and one for life-time achievement in mentoring. (For an introduction to the awards, see and


  • Nominees for an award may be working in any discipline within the natural sciences.
  • Nominees should be resident in Spain at the time of the nomination.


  • Nominees may be nominated by colleagues and ex-colleagues or nominate themselves.
  • Nominations for a candidate must include independent testimonials by five researchers (no more or less) mentored by their nominee, not all over the same period.
  • Nominations will only be accepted as one complete package, which must include:
    • 1. Nomination package form: to be completed by the principal nominator
    • 2. Nomination forms: completed by five researchers mentored by their nominee, not all over the same period
    • 3. Nominee form: to be completed by the nominee, accompanied by a one page CV
  • Complete nomination packages should sent by email to
  • The closing date for nominations is Monday 31 July 2017.

Chair of the judges: Josep Penuelas, Center for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF) - National Research Council (CSIC), Barcelona

Judging panel to be announced.


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