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 2021, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Reasonable travel expenses of the recipients will be paid by the CGS.

Eligibility Guidelines

The effective date of degree awarded must fall in the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021.

2021 Award

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, and Physical Sciences and in Social Sciences in 2022.

1) Biological and 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
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 Megan Miller, mmmiller@ksu.edu, 532-6191.