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K-State Today

January 25, 2016



Accepting nominations for the University Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Award

By Carol Shanklin

The Graduate School is accepting applications for the University Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Award. Eligible graduate students must be admitted to candidacy, entering the last year of his or her doctoral degree program, be enrolled in the fall 2016 and spring 2017 semesters and plan to graduate in May or August 2017. The award is available to eligible students who meet the above criteria in any K-State college, department or program. Students may nominate themselves. Nominations also may be submitted by K-State faculty.

The award is intended to recognize exceptional achievement in graduate studies. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in scholarship through publications and other accomplishments appropriate for his or her academic field.

The recipient(s) will be selected by an interdisciplinary committee of graduate faculty and a member of the University Distinguished Professors group. Funds may be used for dissertation, research, travel, planning postdoctoral moves or other expenses.

The funds will be awarded without restriction to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. The University Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Award is intended for students with an outstanding record of scholarship and may not be awarded every year.

For more information and application materials, please see the Graduate School's website. Application materials should be submitted as one Word or PDF file to udp@k-state.edu by April 1.