Nominations are closed for the 2009 competition.
Nominations are now open for the 2009 Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)/University Microfilms International (UMI) Distinguished Dissertation Award. This year, nominations are being accepted from dissertations in the fields of:
- biological and life sciences (more details)
- humanities/fine arts (more details)
Michigan Tech may nominate one student in each field. PhD students who have completed all of their degree requirements between July 1, 2007, and June 30, 2009, are eligible. Next year, the 2010 competition will accept nominations in the fields of social sciences and mathematics/physical sciences/engineering for students who have graduated between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2010.
A nomination packet must include the following:
- a completed nomination form. The form is available at http://www.cgsnet.org/portals/0/pdf/2009UMI_NominationForm.pdf .
- a 10-page abstract of the dissertation, double spaced on white letter-sized paper.
- optional: abstract appendices containing non-textual material such as charts, tables or figures.
- a letter of reference from the dissertation advisor.
- a letter of reference from a member of the nominee’s dissertation committee.
- a letter of reference from a person chosen by the nominee.
- a pdf file of the dissertation on a CD.
The letters of reference should address the significance and quality of the dissertation work.
Nominations should be delivered to Debra Charlesworth in the Graduate School no later than 4 p.m. on June 19. Contact Charlesworth (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions about the competition. See also the Council for Graduate School’s announcement page.