Call for Applications: CAGS / ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards – Deadline: March 23, 2021

CAGS / ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards

The CAGS-ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award recognizes Canadian doctoral dissertations that make unusually significant and original contributions to their academic field. They were established in 1994 and are presented annually by the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS), with sponsorship support provided by ProQuest.

There are two awards: one for engineering, medical sciences and natural sciences; and one for fine arts, humanities and social sciences. Winners of this award will be granted a $1,500 cash prize, a certificate of recognition, and an opportunity to attend the 59th Annual CAGS Conference, to be held virtually in November 2021. Awards offered through this spring’s competition are for dissertations completed and accepted by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020.

Application Deadline: Application packages are due at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 to Each UBC graduate program may nominate one dissertation to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

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