Now in its sixth year, the FASS Inspiring Mentor Award (FiMA) continues to acknowledge and recognise inspiring colleagues in our community who demonstrated an exceptional commitment to mentoring through their work and are passionate to nurture the intellectual, professional and personal growth of other colleagues.

Whether it is giving career roadmap advice, suggesting ways to improve teaching or research, or just providing a listening ear, we know that mentors can make a big difference. Beyond that, mentorship also plays a crucial role in retaining and nurturing quality faculty and administrative staff, and in building up a strong and cohesive institutional culture.

So please do join in, and nominate your mentor who has gone beyond the call of duty to positively impact your work and life. The eligibility criteria and nomination procedure are outlined below.

Download the nomination form here. To submit your nomination or to request further information or clarification about the awards, write to