Graduate School Awards

This information will be updated in Fall 2017

Each year, the School of Graduate Studies presents awards to outstanding graduate students, faculty, and staff. Each Graduate Program Director is entitled to nominate one person for each of these awards. Students interested in being considered should contact the director of their graduate program.

Graduate programs should email each electronic nomination packet as a single PDF file to Terri Manzo. Nominations are now due by February 10, 2017. Late nominations will not be accepted.

The awards will be presented at the Graduate School-New Brunswick's awards reception on April 26, 2017.

Dissertation Teaching Award

The School of Graduate Studies will make four $3,500 awards this year to graduate students who have shown excellence in both teaching and research and who propose to offer an upper-division undergraduate course in the area of the student’s dissertation research.

Nomination packets should include:

  • CV
  • Course proposal
  • At least two letters speaking to the qualifications of the nominee
  • An endorsement by the chair of the department to offer the course (indicating that a TA or PTL appointment will be available for this purpose)
  • Additional materials (such as summaries of teaching evaluations) are also welcome

Nominees for the dissertation teaching awards will be judged by the excellence of the dissertation, their record of teaching, and the quality and appropriateness of the proposed upper-division course.

Graduate Faculty & Student Teaching Awards

The School of Graduate Studies offers two awards each year for graduate teaching by faculty members and two awards each year for undergraduate teaching by graduate students.

Nomination packets should include:

  • CV
  • At least two letters speaking to the qualifications of the nominee
  • Additional materials (such as summaries of teaching evaluations) are also welcome

Nominees for the graduate faculty teaching awards will be judged on all aspects of graduate teaching and mentoring, including (but not limited to):

  • Curricular innovation
  • Integration of research and teaching
  • Quality and extent of preparation
  • Commitment to professional development and student advising
  • Quality and quantity of significant student research (e.g., papers, publications) stemming from graduate classes and mentored research
  • Generosity of effort and responsibility in all aspects of the teacher-student relationship

Nominees for the graduate student teaching awards will be judged by similar criteria, adapted to the circumstances of the graduate student teacher of undergraduates.

Dean's Research Awards

The School of Graduate Studies will make six $1,000 awards this year to graduate students for outstanding research accomplishments.

Nomination packets should include:

  • CV
  • At least two letters speaking to the qualifications of the nominee

Nominees for the graduate student research awards will be judged by the excellence of their research. In the case of collaborative research, the contribution of the nominee must be clearly identified.

Staff Excellence Awards

The School of Graduate Studies will make two awards this year to graduate program administrative assistants and other relevant staff members who support graduate students.

Nomination packets should include:

  • Resume/CV
  • At least two letters speaking to the qualifications of the nominee

Nominees for the staff excellence award will be judged on the basis of submitted evidence of extraordinary service to graduate students and graduate faculty members.