Awards for Graduate Students

Early each fall semester, the College of Arts and Sciences solicits nominations from departments for its annual graduate student awards (one nominee per award per department).

These awards, which come with monetary prizes, are given in the following areas:

  • outstanding doctoral dissertation (three awards are given, one in each of the College’s three divisions: arts and humanities; natural sciences and mathematics; and social sciences)
  • outstanding master’s thesis (three awards are given, one in each of the College’s three divisions: arts and humanities; natural sciences and mathematics; and social sciences)
  • outstanding teaching by a doctoral student
  • outstanding teaching by a master’s student
  • outstanding research by a doctoral student
  • outstanding research by a master’s student
  • outstanding service by a graduate student

The recipients of these awards then become the College’s nominees for the University-wide awards sponsored annually by the Graduate School. Recipients of the Graduate School’s awards are usually announced early in the spring semester.

The Graduate School’s annual awards are given in the following areas:

  • outstanding doctoral dissertation
  • outstanding master’s thesis
  • excellence in teaching by a doctoral student
  • excellence in teaching by a master’s student
  • excellence in research by a doctoral student
  • excellence in research by a master’s student
  • outstanding service by a graduate student

For more information, including deadlines, criteria, and previous winners, go to http://graduate.ua.edu/awards.