Outstanding Doctoral Student Award

The Outstanding Doctoral Student Award recognizes excellence in doctoral research and scholarship across the disciplines.

The winner of the Outstanding Doctoral Student Award will receive a commemorative plaque at our annual Awards Ceremony.

Nominations may be submitted for more than one SGS academic/merit award. However, nominees may only receive one award total.

All SGS graduate students, faculty, and staff may submit nominations for SGS Achievement & Merit Awards. Self-nominations are encouraged.

The Awards Portal will close on March 2, 2021, at 11:59 PM. Please ensure that all materials--online nomination form plus required letters of recommendation--have been submitted before the deadline.

Once you enter the portal and begin the nomination process, you may upload recommender information and send recommendation letter requests to letter writers. Please send these requests as possible since recommenders must upload all materials by the March 2 submission deadline.

To submit a nomination, please visit our new Awards Portal, log in with your NetID and password, then follow the instructions.

Click here to visit the portal

Award Criteria

  • Outstanding achievements in academic research and scholarship
  • Importance of research to a given field of study
  • Track record of academic and professional excellence

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nominees must have received a Ph.D. defense date scheduled between May 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021.