The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) is seeking nominations for the 2011 FAER Award for Mentoring Excellence in Research. This award was created to ensure that the value of outstanding mentors is recognized and to encourage, develop, and retain these valuable individuals in our specialty.

The FAER Award for Mentoring Excellence in Research recognizes mentorship rather than scientific accomplishment. Nominees must have mentored anesthesiologists or scientists who have worked in the United States and contributed significantly to the practice. The award is focused on the successful development of mentees, not on the mentor's professional accomplishments. Nominees should be superior mentors, seen as supporting the future of the specialty.

The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2011. Details on the nomination process and a nomination form are available at