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Karches Mentorship Prize Now Open for Nominations

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, September 7, 2018 - 6:00pm

Mentors play an incredibly important role at the KI, which is excited to announce a new prize celebrating mentorship. The Peter Karches Mentorship Prize will be awarded annually to up to four trainees (either post-docs or graduate students) serving as mentors to high school and undergraduate students working in KI laboratories.

Candidates must be nominated in writing by their mentees or PIs. Nominations for trainees who mentored high school and undergraduate students working in KI laboratories during the 2017-18 academic year and/or summer 2018 must be submitted to ki-fellowships@mit.edu by 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018. See prize details and nomination form here.

In addition to recognizing the contributions of trainee mentors at the KI, this new prize celebrates Peter Karches’s extraordinary legacy. Mr. Karches spent his career at Morgan Stanley, rising to become president and chief operating officer of Morgan Stanley’s institutional securities and investment banking group. A passionate horse racing fan, he bred and raced thoroughbreds, and co-chaired the New York Racing Association. After a long battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Mr. Karches passed away in April 2006. In honor of Mr. Karches’s generosity, intellect, and steadfast commitment to family and friends, James Goodwin, a close friend of the Karches family, has established the Peter Karches Mentorship Prize at the KI.