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Award Description

Diversity, equity and inclusion are inextricably linked to UCSF's mission of education, research and patient care, and UCSF faculty, staff, students and trainees are actively engaged in equity and inclusion in multiple local, regional and global settings. Each year this award recognizes and honors three individuals at UCSF—one faculty, one staff, one student/resident/postdoctoral scholar—who have demonstrated outstanding commitment and service to the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion beyond the scope of their job, area of research, or training.

Eligibility Requirements for Nomination

Nominees must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a UCSF academic or staff employee (with a minimum 50% appointment), or a student, a resident, or a postdoctoral scholar at the time of nomination. (Questions regarding academic status, employment, and enrollment eligibility can be answered by Human Resources or Student Academic Affairs prior to submitting a nomination).
  • Have not previously received a Diversity Award from any of the four categories.
  • Have exhibited and sustained efforts toward engaging in diversity, equity, and inclusion as delineated below in the "Selection Criteria."
  • Endorsements from the supervisor and department head of the nominee.
  • We encourage individual nominations, not groups.

Selection Criteria

Nominees will be evaluated per the following criteria:

Base of Operations—demonstrates emerging or sustained commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts commensurate with their role to do so. (Some employees in higher level positions/jobs may have a greater capacity to perform this service more visibly than those in lower level positions).

Scope & Effort—demonstrates exceptional efforts beyond the scope of the nominee's job, research or training in the accomplishment of promoting an environment that is free of bias, advancing goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion through exceptional leadership efforts, and contributing to the advancement of LGBTQI people and communities.

Impact—demonstrates that their diversity, equity and inclusion efforts for the advancement of LGBTQI people and communities have either resulted in long-term benefits to recipients and community at large or have significant potential for the establishment of other programs or activities.

2019 Nomination Period & Required Materials

Nomination period: March 11 – April 12

Required materials:
All required materials must be submitted by the deadline, April 12 for the nomination to be considered.

  1. One Nomination Form – to be completed by the nominator with basic information about the nominee, nominator, and supporter. Plus, confirmation of endorsements from the nominee's supervisor and department head.
  2. One Nomination Letter Form – to be completed by the nominator citing specific examples of the nominee's contributions as related to the "Selection Criteria".
  3. Up to two Support Letters Forms – to be completed by the supporters seconding the nomination to the nominee's contributions as related to the "Selection Criteria".

Note: The Selection Committee can only review one nomination letter and a maximum of two support letters. Please do not submit more than what is required. Additional materials submitted may not be considered.

Submission of Materials

All materials must be submitted via the forms provided. We do not accept other formats such as emails or letters. We recommend using the following steps in completing the nomination and support letters:

  1. Review the form you will use.
  2. Write and save the letter in a Word document. Be sure to include an opening and closing statement and the three selection criteria.
  3. Copy and paste the letter content to the form.

Please email your questions to [email protected].

Submissions are due no later than Friday, April 12, 2019.