Bozenna Pasik-Duncan Humanitarian Mentorship Award

"Motivation is what gets you started. Recognition is what keeps you going."


The Bozenna Pasik-Duncan Humanitarian Mentorship Award is established to recognize and honor exceptional mentors who have made significant contributions in the field of Humanitarian Technology and Social Innovations. This prestigious award aims to celebrate the vital role of mentors in inspiring, guiding, and empowering individuals to become future leaders in addressing social challenges and making a positive impact on society.

Dr. Bozenna Pasik-Duncan

About the Award:

Bozenna Pasik-Duncan Humanitarian Mentorship Award is an esteemed accolade presented at the Returning Mother’s Conference. It serves as a platform to acknowledge mentors who have demonstrated outstanding dedication, knowledge, and commitment to mentoring in the realm of humanitarian projects, activities, and sustainability. The award highlights mentors who have made a significant impact through their mentorship, fostering the personal and professional growth of their mentees.

About Award Sponsor:

Dr. Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, is a renowned humanitarian and mentor. She is actively involved with IEEE CSS (Control Systems Society) and various committees, making substantial contributions to the fields of control and control education. She is a strong advocate for women in STEM. She is an empathetic and inspiring educator who believes in collaborative learning and diligent mentoring. Dr. Pasik-Duncan’s expertise and dedication have inspired countless individuals to pursue humanitarian efforts and social innovations. Her commitment to fostering mentorship and uplifting communities serves as a shining example for all mentors.

Eligibility Criteria:

Bozenna Pasik-Duncan Humanitarian Mentorship Award welcomes nominations from mentors across all science and technology backgrounds, sectors, and regions. Nominees should exemplify the following qualities:

Award Instrument :

A plaque recognizing their outstanding efforts and a generous grant prize of 1000 USD to further support their humanitarian initiatives.


1. The nomination should follow the template given and complete in every detail. Incomplete nominations will be summarily rejected.
2. Self nominations are NOT accepted.
3. The award requires a completed nomination package with 3 letters of endorsements – from at least one mentee who has benefited from your mentorship and from colleagues who know your work well.
4. The endorsement letters must be duly signed by the endorsers
5. The award will contain a plaque and a certificate and a TRAVEL GRANT of USD1000
6. The awardee must attend the event in person.
7. A part or full amount of the grant may be used for covering the traveling expense to receive the award
8. The mentors who have received the award in the past cannot reapply for the award.

Past Recipients

Application Form


In addition to the nominator, two individual endorsements should be obtained from employer or colleagues or IEEE members who are familiar with the work of the nominee. The letters printed in official letterheads and signed by the endorsers In pdf format are preferred.

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