Graduate Student Outstanding Research Award Guidelines

  • Deadline: February 23, 2018

    Students who graduated in May, August, or December 2017, or who have finished their project and will graduate in May 2018, are eligible to be nominated by any department offering graduate courses. Awards of $100 (provided by the Office of the Provost) are presented at the annual research awards luncheon on April 2, 2018. See past award winners.


    Faculty may nominate students by contacting them directly and encouraging them to prepare a proposal meeting the submission requirements. Nominating faculty must supply a signed nomination letter via the submission system prior to the competition deadline. All materials must be received by the deadline.

    Submission Requirements

    Each submission must include the following to be considered:

    1. Title of the research project
    2. Student name, address, phone number, and e-mail address
    3. Abstract (limit: one page)
    4. Theoretical relevance (limit: two pages)
    5. Methodology (limit: one page)
    6. Findings (limit: two pages)
    7. Conclusions and discussion (limit: two pages)
    8. Bibliography (limit: one page)
    9. Nominating letter from student’s supervising faculty member

    Additional Instructions

    1. All pages must be numbered and typed double-spaced.
    2. A nominating letter from the student’s supervising faculty member is required. The letter should be submitted via InfoReady Review
    3. Proposals should be well-written and complete, although there is no need to fill out the page limits in each section.
    4. The proposal must be written by the student applicant; the nominating letter must be written by the student’s supervising faculty member.

    Proposal Submission and Deadline

    One original proposal and nominating letter must be submitted via InfoReady Review by 4:30 p.m. on February 23, 2018