Nominate your colleague for the Best Support Award

Nominate your colleague for the Best Support Award

With the Best Support Award we put colleagues in the spotlight who do an enormous amount of work behind the scenes. Have you had a lot of help from a colleague and would you like to thank them for that? Then nominate your colleague before February 16 for the Best Support Award. The presentation will be during the Diversity & Inclusion Award ceremony at Utrecht University on March 26, 2024.

That the Best Support Award is here now is thanks to colleague Charisma Hehakaya, associate professor at the Julius Center and founder of the First Generation Fund and University Pioneers Community. She won Utrecht University's Diversity & Inclusion Award last year and decided to spend the prize money on the Best Support Award. With this Award, Charisma would like to put supporting colleagues at UMC Utrecht in the spotlight. 

In addition to appreciation, the award consists of a sum of money worth €500, which can be spent as you choose.

When are you eligible? 

To be eligible for the Best Support Award, the following criteria apply: 

  • The nominee falls under regular support staff and has been employed by UMC Utrecht for at least one year.
  • The nominee contributes to creating a good working atmosphere so that employees and/or visitors feel more at home. 
  • The nominee pays attention to diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace. For example, by undertaking activities to better support (foreign) students or employees.   
  • The nominee is committed to bringing more diverse perspectives into the workplace.

Nominate your colleague by Feb. 16

Do you know someone who deserves this award? If so, write a cover letter. Make sure your cover letter, consisting of no more than 2 pages, includes as many dimensions of the criteria as possible and provide at least one concrete example of each criterion you highlight.  

Submit your nomination by February 16, 2024 to The presentation will be during Utrecht University's Diversity & Inclusion Award ceremony on Tuesday, March 26, 2024.

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