Ph.D. Students

Dean's Research Award - Ph.D. Students

COSAM prides itself in the research and scholarly pursuits of its faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students. To recognize these accomplishments the Dean's Research Awards were established. These awards are given annually from nominations received from they departments. They are awarded during the Dean's Research Awards presentation in the spring term of each year.

Nomination Procedure:
Each department may nominate two (2) Ph.D. students. Nominations are typically initiated by the student's major professor. Because there are multiple outstanding doctoral students in each department, nominations should be screened by the departmental awards committee, which will select the two students they feel are most qualified to go forward to the College. Nomination packets must include:

  • Nominating letter by the faculty advisor
  • 1-2 letters of support (no more than 3 letters total)
  • Full CV of the student
  • 1 page description of the student's research written by the student for a COSAM audience

It is the responsibility of the student's sponsor/nominator (e.g. major professor) to assemble all nominating materials. These sould be combined into a single pdf and submitted to the awards committee of the respective departments. The awards committee should then upload the nomination packages for the students they select using the link below. All nominations are due by 4:45 pm on February 24, 2021.

Submit a Nomination