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Stanford Postdoc JEDI Champion Awards

Stanford Postdoc JEDI Champion Awards are a recognition of current Stanford University postdoctoral scholars who have served as champions of initiatives, activities, or efforts that advance justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion at Stanford and beyond.

The Stanford Postdoc JEDI Champion Award is meant to provide a democratic way to support and facilitate the postdoc community with acknowledging the JEDI work of postdoctoral scholars. This year's awardees will be announced via the hashtag: #PostdocJEDIChampions2023.

Overview of Nomination Process

Nominations require the nominee's name, email address, and a statement outlining the activities and the impact of the nominee's work. This statement should focus on highlighting the impact of the nominee's work as it pertains to championing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. If possible, please include relevant details: what (activities, organizations, committees, etc.), when, who was impacted, and why this postdoc's contributions deserve recognition. These statements should focus on activities and efforts during the 2022-23 academic year. Nominations may be submitted via this form.

Who may nominate?

Anyone in the Stanford ecosystem may submit a #PostdocJEDIChampions2023 nomination, including postdoctoral scholars, undergraduate/graduate students, faculty, administrators, and/or staff. Multiple nominations (per person) can be submitted. However, self-nominations will not be considered.

Who may be nominated?

This award is only available to postdoctoral scholars at Stanford University. 

When and how to nominate?

The nomination period for the 2023 Postdoc JEDI Champion Awards is from June 22nd, 2023 to midnight July 16th, 2023. Nominations may be submitted via this form.

How are awardees chosen?

A diverse selection committee reviews nominations using an equitable selection rubric.

When will awardees be announced?

Awardees for 2023 have been announced (see link below) and will be highlighted via OPA social media channels throughout August and September.

The annual JEDI awards ceremony, which is held during National Postdoc Appreciation Week on September 18 - 22, 2023, will take place at the School of Medicine Dean's Lawn on Wednesday, September 20, at 3:00 pm. All are welcome to attend!

What if I have questions?

You may send questions to the Postdoc Programs team at

Meet the 2023 Postdoc JEDI Champions 

Meet the 2022 Postdoc JEDI Champions 

Meet the 2021 Postdoc JEDI Champions