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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.

Submission Deadline

Nominations for 2022 awards are now closed.

Previous recipients

Review CAS award recipients from years past.

Save the Date

Gallery of Excellence

Thursday, April 21, 2022
Terrell Library Atrium
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

CAS Appreciation and Recognition Social

Thursday, April 21, 2022
Courtyard by Marriott, Pullman
4:30–6:00 p.m.


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