Want to Sing Someone's Praises?

Nominate a Staff Colleague for an Infinite Mile Award!



The MIT-SHASS Infinite Mile Awards honor those who have gone "the extra mile" in their contributions to the School! There are no restrictions on who may nominate a member of our staff for an Infinite Mile Award.

Warmest congratulations
to our 2023 Infinite Mile award winners.

View the 2021 Virtual Celebration


Nominations have closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations. We'll see you next year!


  • February 5: Nominations are open
  • March 8: Submission deadline
  • April: Selection Committee (composed of past award winners) meets to discuss nominations and determine award recipients
  • May: Recipients notified

How to Nominate

1. Plan your nomination

Nominations can be made by individuals or teams. If you prefer to not use the form, email your nomination to shass-recognition@mit.edu with your name and academic unit, the nominee's name and academic unit, and your letter of nomination.

Eligible candidates should:
• Represent the best of MIT-SHASS employees
• Consistently exhibit excellent and outstanding work performance
• Not be under any disciplinary action during the award period
• Not have won an Infinite Mile Award in the past five years
• Be in their current position for at least one year

Tips on Writing a High-Quality Nomination
• Give concrete examples of how the nominee goes above & beyond normal responsibilities
• Cite specific examples/anecdotes of what the nominee accomplished
• Focus on examples from the past year
• Provide context for the nominee's role
• Consider multiple nomination letters or quotes from various colleagues
   (to give a fuller picture of how a nominee interacts with those in their DLC/community)

2. Submit your nomination
Submit your nomination online via this simple online form.