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Deadlines near for graduate research awards

Deadlines near for graduate research awards

The internal deadlines are approaching for the Award for Graduate Research, Provost’s Graduate Research Award, and the Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Award. Submissions for all three awards must be sent to Carmen Lilley, the director of graduate studies, at by 9 a.m.

The Award for Graduate Research is the graduate college’s longest-running research support mechanism. It is open to all graduate students in programs under the auspices of the graduate college, who seek funding in these three categories: travel, summer stipend, and materials/supplies. Submissions are due on Oct. 13, 2021.

The Provost’s Graduate Research was created in 2009 to support multidisciplinary research and expose students to varied research and creative fields. The award mechanism has naturally evolved into a way for students early in their studies to develop new research directions for their PhD dissertations or terminal degree thesis/capstone project and has been used by graduate programs as a way for students to practice writing research proposals. Submissions are due to Lilley on Oct. 13, 2021, and submissions are due to graduate college on Oct. 15.

The Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Award rewards the most outstanding doctoral dissertation and master’s thesis in each of the graduate college’s four divisions.

Each of the awards includes a monetary award, which is $500 for master’s thesis winners and $1,000 for doctoral dissertation winners. Winners may compete in regional and national competition held by the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools and the Council of Graduate Schools. Submissions are due to Lilley on Oct. 18, 2021, and and submissions are due to graduate college on Oct. 22)

More information about all of the awards can be found at awards.