CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award – Apply by May 31 (8AM)

The CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards are made to individuals who have completed PhD dissertations representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline. Graduate programs may submit up to two nominations: one in Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering and one in Social Sciences. Two CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards will be awarded at the international competition level, each consisting of an award of $2,000 and a certificate of recognition, will be presented at the CGS Annual Meeting Awards Luncheon in December 2024, in St. Louis, Missouri.  Reasonable travel expenses of award recipients will be covered.

Eligibility: the nominee must have completed their doctoral degree requirements in the period of July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024, inclusive. UBC will forward one nominee in each category to the international competition (the competition is open to all institutions who are members of the Council of Graduate Schools in the US and Canada).

Application Requirements:  Please submit the following by the deadline indicated below:

  • An abstract of the applicant’s dissertation (not to exceed 5 double-spaced pages). Appendices containing non-textual material, such as charts or tables, may be included as additional pages. All pages should be numbered, and each should bear the name of the nominee.
  • The applicant’s curriculum vitae (not to exceed 5 pages)
  • Three letters of recommendation evaluating the significance and quality of the applicant’s dissertation work. One of these letters is to be from the applicant’s dissertation supervisor, another from a member of the applicant’s dissertation committee, and the third from a person of the applicant’s choice.

Application deadline: All nomination/application documents must be submitted by 8AM on Friday, May 31st, 2024.