Joukowsky Outstanding Dissertation Prize
The Joukowsky Family Foundation Outstanding Dissertation Award is an annual prize awarded by the Graduate School for superior achievements in research by students who are completing their Ph.Ds. Supported through the generosity of the Joukowsky Family Foundation, the awards are usually given to four students per year, one from each of the four main areas: the humanities, the life sciences, the physical sciences, and the social sciences. The award and an honorarium are given out at the Graduate School Commencement ceremony.
All dissertations nominated for the Dissertation Award are reviewed by the Graduate Council, which also makes final determinations regarding the winners.
Nomination process and requirements:
- The deadline for nominations is April 1. Please send nominations to Associate Dean Thomas A. Lewis and copy Barbara Bennett. Note: There is no form for the nomination process.
- The award is open to completing doctoral candidates from all programs.
- Each candidate must be nominated by his or her program, and each doctoral program may submit only one nomination.
- Each program must submit a nomination package, including a) the student's abstract of the dissertation (which should not exceed 4,000 words, or 10 pages single spaced); b) detailed letters of nomination from the student's advisor, a member of the dissertation committee, and a third reader, which should address the student's achievement and the potential impact on the scholarship or research of his or her field; and c) an electronic copy of the student's dissertation, including the signature page.
- It is possible to nominate someone who has not defended the dissertation by the deadline. To be considered, the candidate must defend and submit the dissertation by April 30.
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