The Outstanding Master's Thesis Awards are $500.00 are in alignment with the Conference of Southern Graduate School’s (CSGS) awards, which are given in five different categories on a rotating basis: a) Math, Physical Sciences and Engineering, b) Humanities and Fine Arts, c) Social Sciences, Business, and Education, d) Life Sciences, d) Digital Scholarship (in any field).
The Outstanding Dissertation Awards are $1,000 dissertation awards in alignment with the Council of Southern Graduate School’s (CSGS) awards. The awards are given in four different categories on a rotating basis: a) Math, Physical Sciences and Engineering, b) Humanities and Fine Arts, c) Social Sciences, Business, and Education, d) Biological and Life Sciences. Texas State Ph.D. students or alumni in programs that fall into these categories will be eligible to participate.
For 2017, the award categories are as follows:
Please note that these categories are not based on the student’s affiliation with an academic department, but on the research approach/topic of the dissertation.
The Graduate College is inviting each doctoral program to submit up to three unusually outstanding dissertations. The Graduate College will submit the winners of the on-campus competition to CGS’s outstanding dissertation competition, where they stand to win an additional $2,000 honorarium, a certificate of citation, plus reasonable travel expenses for the awardee to attend the 2017 CGS meeting in Scottsdale, AZ (Dec. 6-9, 2017) where the award will be presented.
A committee appointed by the graduate dean will recommend the awardees to the dean of The Graduate College who makes the final selection. The graduate dean will nominate one dissertation in each scholarly area to CGS. Upon the recommendation of the selection committee, the graduate dean may ask the nominee and/or letter writers to revise their documents before they are submitted to CGS.
Materials must be submitted as a single PDF to email@example.com by June 1, 2017 (11:59 p.m.). Please include “CGS Dissertation Award” in the subject line of the email submission.
Contact Andrea Golato, dean ofThe Graduate College at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every year, The Graduate College hosts the Outstanding Mentor Award competition. This award recognizes and honors a faculty member who has had outstanding success in mentoring graduate students. The award eligibility criteria specified and requirements for the nomination materials are aligned with the criteria established by the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS) for their outstanding mentor award. As a result, the campus winner is entered in the CSGS competition with a chance to earn regional recognition.