CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award
Sponsored jointly by CGS and ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, the Distinguished Dissertation Award is made annually to individuals who, in the opinion of the award committee, have completed dissertations representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline. Award recipients receive an honorarium of $2,000 and a certificate of recognition, presented at the annual meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools, December 6-9, 2023, in Washington, DC. Reasonable travel expenses of the recipients will be paid by the CGS.
The effective date of degree awarded must fall in the period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023.
K-State will select one nominee for each of the two award categories described below. Graduate program directors should determine the category in which their nominee's work fits best. Nominations from fields of study not listed below are welcome for submission so long as the nature of the dissertation work fits within one of the two competition categories. Awards will be presented in Engineering/Math/Physical Sciences and Social Sciences in 2024.
1) Biological/ Life Sciences
The following list, although not all-inclusive, illustrates the field considered as Biological and Life Sciences by the CGS: biology; botany; zoology; ecology; embryology; entomology; genetics; nutrition; plant pathology; plant physiology; anatomy; biochemistry; biophysics; microbiology; pathology; pharmacology; physiology; and related fields. Also included are agriculture, forestry, and related fields. If the dissertation is multi- or interdisciplinary in nature, at least one of these fields should comprise a significant of the work.
2) Humanities and Fine Arts
The following list, although not all-inclusive, illustrates the fields considered as Humanities/Fine Arts by the CGS: history; philosophy; language; linguistics; literature; archaeology; jurisprudence; the history, theory and criticism of the arts; ethics; comparative religion; and those aspects of the social sciences that employ historical or philosophical approaches. If the dissertation is multi- or interdisciplinary in nature, at least one of these fields should comprise a significant portion of the work.
Questions about the nomination process for this award may be directed to Miranda Schremmer, email@example.com, 532-6191.