JEDI Award

Introducing the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Award

This award recognizes the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts at Lamont, and the role that such efforts play in promoting Justice (J) and benefitting the institution as a whole. Accordingly, the JEDI Award aims to honor and recognize an individual from the Lamont Community for their valuable contributions to DEI at Lamont. The JEDI Award will carry a $2,000 cash prize and a certificate.

I. Selection Criterion

Candidates will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Raising awareness on DEI issues at Lamont
  • Working with members of the Lamont community on DEI issues
  • Advocating for minority/marginalized groups on campus
  • Leadership activities on DEI issues


II. Selection Process

Nominators should submit a letter of nomination (not to exceed 2 pages) describing how the nominee has led or contributed to DEI efforts at Lamont.

Nominators are encouraged to solicit up to two letters in support of the nomination from members of the Lamont Community. Letters of support should not exceed 2 pages each. Letters of support are not required for full consideration of a nominee, but will likely strengthen their case. Note: In order to protect privacy and confidentiality, individual letters for each nominee must be submitted by the letter writer directly to the awards committee, and not as part of a larger dossier.

Deadline: All materials must be submitted by 16 November 2020. All materials are expected to be confidential. The selection committee will review the nominations and make a recommendation to the Director. 


III. Eligibility

Nominees: Current members of LDEO, DEES, IRI, and CIESIN. Note that current members of the selection committee and/or the Lamont Directorate are not eligible for this award.

Nominators: All members of LDEO, DEES, IRI, and CIESIN may submit nominations. Nominations may also be submitted by persons outside of these units who were members of these units within the past two years. Each individual may submit only one nomination per year. There is no limit on the number of supporting letters an individual may submit.


IV. The Award Selection Committee

For the inaugural year of the JEDI Award, the Mentoring Award Committee will review the JEDI Award nominations and recommend a recipient to the Director, LDEO.