School of Graduate Studies Achievement & Merit Awards

Each year, the School of Graduate Studies recognizes the notable achievements of graduate students, faculty, and staff at our annual SGS awards ceremony.

These awards recognize important accomplishments in research and scholarship, teaching and mentoring, leadership, outreach, and service across all disciplines, through Chancellor-level affiliations, and within specific disciplinary clusters.


Graduate Student Awards

Doctoral Students

Master's Students

All Graduate Students

Faculty & Staff Awards


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

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

The Awards Portal will close on February 22, 2018, 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 materias by the February 22 submission deadline.


Additional Instructions for Nominators

  • Please note that individual graduate programs might establish earlier deadlines for internal review of Awards Portal nominations. If your graduate program has decided to adopt an earlier deadline for internal review, you will be notified by your program’s administrators.

Instructions for Graduate Directors

  • You will be notified when the Awards Portal is ready to accept Graduate Director rankings. At that time, you will be able to view all nomination packets and submit up to three finalists per award category for evaluation by SGS review committees.