Internet Explorer Detected

The Penn State Graduate School website is best experienced in Firefox or Google Chrome. It is highly recommended that you use an alternative browser.

Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)/ ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

Sponsored jointly by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) and ProQuest, these awards are presented to individuals who have completed dissertations representing original work that make an unusually significant contribution to the discipline. Two awards are given annually in two different broad areas on a rotational basis. These areas include: biological sciences; social sciences; mathematics, physical sciences and engineering; and humanities and fine arts. The 2017 fields of competition will be Biological Sciences and Humanities and Fine Arts.

The award consists of an honorarium of $2,000 and a certificate of citation that is presented at the CGS annual meeting. Reasonable travel expenses of the recipients will be paid.

Penn State nominations are solicited annually from the colleges and are forwarded to an internal review committee. From the pool of nominations, one entry is selected in each disciplinary area and forwarded to the CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award selection committee for their consideration. Please note that individuals must be nominated for this award by their member institution. Nominations submitted directly to the CGS will not be considered. Nomination and internal down-select details are available each spring, typically in March or April.

To be eligible, students must have completed all degree requirements including their dissertations. Interested students should contact their dissertation supervisor and college associate dean for graduate studies to request a nomination form.

For more information please contact the Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards Administration.

This page was generated on July 5, 2022 at 1:49 AM Eastern Time. This may not be the most recent version. Check the website for updates.