The Manny Genn Prize for 2017

Emanuel (Manny) and Myra Genn, generous supporters of enhancing administrative excellence at Einstein
Emanuel (Manny) and Myra Genn, generous supporters of enhancing administrative excellence at Einstein
Associate Dean Emanuel (Manny) Genn retired from Einstein in 2008 after 36 years of outstanding service to the College. During his entire career at Einstein, and before that, Manny dedicated himself to continuous learning and seeking knowledge to improve himself and to improve the College. Manny, and his wife Myra, very generously pledged $100,000 to establish an endowment to support professional staff development and, as a result, the improvement of Einstein. In 2011, Einstein with Manny’s encouragement and input announced the establishment of the Genn Prize.


The Genn Prize provides financial assistance for the career development of the College’s professional level managers and administrators. The award’s goal is to aid in developing skills, knowledge and other qualities that prepare professional level staff employees for growth within the College.

The College will endorse paid release time for programs that cannot be scheduled outside of work hours. The Office of Human Resources will administer the application, selection, and reimbursement process for the Genn Prize.

The Genn Prize will be awarded in 2017 to: three employees who have demonstrated outstanding performance and commitment in improving the College.

Who is eligible?

Einstein professional staff looking to acquire new learning and skills through an external development-type program, who works full time and has a current performance evaluation rating of outstanding.

For what kind of courses will grants be given?

Einstein is interested in helping our eligible staff gain access and experience to thought leaders and networks in the fields of higher education and medical education and research. Other career–related programs will be considered such as those that prepare an employee for additional assignments or positions within the College.

This year the following awards will be made:

  • (2) awards to attend the October 2017 NIH Regional Seminar on Funding and Grants Administration
  • (1) award for a professional development program such as management, human resources or finance.

What expenses are covered?

The Genn Prize will provide grants not to exceed $2,000 and must be used before the end of the 2017 calendar year. Expenses that can be covered by the award include lodging, travel, and tuition costs to attend the desired program.

What is the application process?

This is a two-step process. Step 1: Fill out the on-line Genn Prize application and click “submit”; your application will be automatically forwarded to your department chair or department head. At this point, your application is "pending". Step 2: Once your department chair/head fills out his/her portion of your application, it will be considered complete and you will receive an e-mail confirmation.

The Genn Prize is awarded on the basis of the level of professional development and challenge of the desired program you will ask the College to invest and support. Recipients are expected to return to campus and share their new learning with colleagues and will also be featured in Inside Einstein and the Einstein websites. Awardees will also be publicly recognized at the annual Staff Recognition program in December.

Deadline: August 15, 2017 for completed applications