Postdoctoral Achievement

Recognizes postdoctoral researchers who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in research, scholarship, creative activity, or teaching while at Washington State University.

Specific eligibility: Postdoctoral research associates who are within the first four years of their initial date of appointment at WSU and who have a professional career of eight years or less following completion of their terminal degree (PhD or as appropriate).

Nomination packet should include:

  • A broad description (limit of two pages) of why the nominee is deserving of the award. Cite specific examples of relevant accomplishments, publications, and recognition; focus on the current and future impact of the nominee’s work within the discipline, across the institution, in external communities, and/or on students as appropriate. Include external recognition of note.
  • At least one letter of support or testimonial from an external constituent is required. For teaching postdocs, a letter from a WSU faculty member who has personally evaluated the nominee’s teaching may be used in place of the external constituent letter.
  • CV limit: 10 pages.

Download nomination form and instructions.


The deadline for nominations is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 5, 2024.

Previous recipients

Review faculty and staff award recipients from years past.

Save the Date

Arts & Sciences Recognition Social
Thursday, April 18, 2024
4:00–6:00 p.m.
CUB Senior Ballroom


Contact the Office of the Dean at or 509-335-4581.