Award Opportunities

Outstanding Graduate Student Awards

Nominations by department
1 MS and 1 PhD nominee per department
10 MS/EdSpec and 10 PhD awarded
Submit Electronically Through ADRGP Office
Nomination Form, Vita, Three Letters of Support
The vita should include and indicate which of the following have been accomplished while a graduate student at Auburn University: academic record; work experience; teaching or other role in undergraduate program; publications (research, extension, general); creative work; grant development; professional presentations; membership and service in professional associations; University and community service; honors and awards.
The letters of support should emphasize accomplishments associated with the graduate study at Auburn.
Nomination Deadline: January 30
http://grad.auburn.edu/cs/awards.html

Harry Merriweather Fellowship

Nominations by Department
1 PhD nominee per department
4 awarded
$2,000 Stipend
Submit electronically through ADRGP Office
Nomination Form, Vita, Letters of Support (At Least One, No More Than 5)
Selection is based on professional promise.
The recipient must be enrolled as a doctoral student for the 2015-16 academic year. There are no limitations on the field of study. A recipient is expected to devote full time to graduate study and may hold an assistantship or another fellowship.
The nominee’s resume or vita should be as complete as possible. The various types of publication (e.g., abstracts, refereed journal and book articles, non-refereed articles, and other scholarly works), if any, should be listed in full under separate headings.
Application Deadline: January 30
http://grad.auburn.edu/cs/awards.html

Grants For Thesis and Dissertation Research

Student Application
$500 (Match from department and/or college encouraged, but not required.)
Support for thesis and dissertation research. (May be used for materials and equipment necessary for data collection or for travel (within or outside the United States) for the purpose of conducting research.)
Students who are awarded a thesis or dissertation research grant are expected to submit an abstract to make an oral or poster presentation at the next year’s Graduate Scholars Forum.
The complete package must be submitted in two (2) complete, stapled sets to the Graduate School Application Form, One Page Vita, Four Page Proposal
Application Deadline: April 3
Application: http://grad.auburn.edu/cs/thesisdissertationaward.html

Graduate Travel Grants

Submit directly to graduate school.
First preference will be given to doctoral student or student pursuing the terminal degree in their discipline. A request from a non-terminal degree student will be considered ONLY after eligible doctoral or terminal degree students have been funded. Applicants should be reporting results of their dissertation or thesis research. The meeting or conference must be of regional or national importance. Approval of travel requests will be limited to one trip per student per fiscal year, which runs from October 1 to September 20.
Application Deadline: Based on travel dates
http://www.grad.auburn.edu/forms/begin_travel_award.html

Distinguished Dissertation Award

Deadline for nominations is April 3. No limit on number of departmental nominations. The school may select up to 3 students as finalists each year. Date of completion of all degree requirement or date of degree awarded (actual or expected) must fall between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2015. In any event, the candidate must have completed all degree requirements including dissertation.
Six students chosen university wide.
The fields of competition for 2015: Biological/Life Sciences and Humanities/Fine Arts.
$500 and a citation
Each college/school is invited to select and nominate up to 3 students (in each award category as appropriate) for the Graduate School awards. Nominations are first received and reviewed at the college level; up to three finalists from each college/school may then be forwarded to the Graduate School for the competition. Dr. David Riese is the liaison, who will receive nominations at the college/school and forward the application packets of the finalists to the Graduate School.
http://grad.auburn.edu/cs/ddaward.html

Master’s Thesis Award

Deadline for nominations is July 3. No limit on number of departmental nominations. School may select up to 3 students as finalists each year. Date of completion of all degree requirement or date of degree awarded (actual or expected) must fall between fall, 2013 and summer, 2015. In any event, the candidate must have completed all degree requirements including thesis.
Six students chosen university wide.
The fields of competition for 2015, Life Sciences and Social Sciences/Business/Education.
$250 and a citation.
Each college/school is invited to select and nominate up to 3 students (in each award category as appropriate) for the Graduate School awards. Nominations are first received and reviewed at the college level; up to three finalists from each college/school may then be forwarded to the Graduate School for the competition. Dr. David Riese is the liaison, who will receive nominations at the college/school and forward the application packets of the finalists to the Graduate School.
http://grad.auburn.edu/cs/mtaward.html

Outstanding International Graduate Student Award

Application Deadline: Call Comes from OIE through the Dean in April or May.
One MS or PhD Student may be nominated by each department
Graduate Programs Committee selects Outstanding International Student and Runner Up.

Dean’s Travel Scholarship

Each department has approximately $3,000 to fund travel for graduate students who present at national meetings. Department’s to coordinate actual fund balance with Laurie Newton. Call is issued by each department and a copy award letters sent to the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs and Laurie Newton. Charlotte Cheatham in the Office of Academic and Student Affairs is provided a list of awardees. All notifications to be completed no later than July 15 each year.

 

Last Updated: Feb. 5, 2014