These awards were established by the Arts & Sciences Graduate Studies Advisory Board in 2004 - 05 to recognize exemplary achievement in graduate student research. Recipients have been honored for the significance of their original research.
Distinguished Thesis Awards
The master's students' theses must be based on original research and contribute to the discipline. A panel of scholars will judge the merit of the work. There are three awards of $500 each: one in the Humanities (American Studies and History); one in the Social Sciences (Anthropology and Psychology); and one in the Natural and Computational Sciences (Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Computer Science).
Distinguished Dissertation Awards
The doctoral students' dissertations must be based on original research and contribute significantly to the discipline. A panel of scholars will judge the merit of the work. There are two awards of $1,000 each: one in the Humanities and Social Sciences (American Studies, Anthropology, and History); and one in the Natural and Computational Sciences (Applied Science, Computer Science, and Physics).
Students are nominated for thesis and dissertation awards by their thesis/dissertation advisor.