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Annual Graduate College Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Award
The Annual Graduate College Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Award is given to the most outstanding doctoral dissertation or master's thesis in each of the four Graduate Program divisions. Each of the awards include a monetary award ($500 for masters thesis winners and $1,000 for doctoral dissertation winners).
The divisional categories are:
- Arts and Humanities
- Behavioral and Social Science
- Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
- Life Sciences
Fall 2016 Awardees
|George||Tim||Thesis||Forgetting the literal: The role of inhibition in metaphor comprehension||BSS||Psychology|
|Seifried||Rebecca||Dissertation||Community Organization and Imperieal Expansion in a Rural Landscape: The Mani Peninsula (AD 1000-1821)||BSS||Anthropology|
|Simonetti||Marie-Agathe||Thesis||The Ecole des Beaux-Arts de L'indochine: Victor Tardieu and French Art Between the Wars||AH||Art History|
|Alter||Thomas||Dissertation||Dirt Farmer Internationalists: The Meitzen Family, three Generations of Farmer-Labor Radicals, 1848-1932||AH||History|
|Antanasijevic||Aleksander||Dissertation||Biophysical Studies of the Interactions Between Small Molecule Inhibitors and Viral Target Proteins||LS||Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics|
|Guo||Lun||Thesis||Development of Ultrafiltration Titanium Magneli Phase Reactive Electrochemical Membranes||EMPS||Chemical Engineering|
|Yogambigai||Velmurugu||Dissertation||Dynamics and mechanism of DNA-bending proteins in binding site recognition||EMPS||Physics|
Please join us in congratulating past award recipients: Recipients List
Every calendar year, each graduate program can nominate one masters and one doctoral student. The student must have already officially graduated, and must be from a program that is within the Graduate College.
For the 2016 cycle, eligible students are those whose degree was officially awarded by UIC in Fall 2015, Spring 2016, or Summer 2016. List of eligible students for 2016 competition.
The Director of Graduate Studies for a program must put forth the nomination of the outstanding thesis or dissertation.
The program/department collects and submits the following items as a single PDF file to the Graduate College via a secure link, for review by the Awards Committee:
- A completed Annual Graduate College Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Award Application (fillable Word template).
- A letter of nomination from the Director or Graduate Studies or Department Head describing the impact of this research on the field.
- A letter of support from the primary advisor (i.e., the advisor responsible for the research for the thesis).
- A copy of the thesis abstract (refer to the Graduate College Thesis Manual for format; however, the limit on length does not apply for this submission). Supplied by student.
- A concise (300 word maximum) description of the significance of the research presented in the dissertation or thesis. This may be based on the abstract but written in language suitable for faculty from neighboring disciplines. Supplied by student.
- A current curriculum vita that includes a list of awards, honors, publications, and presentations. Supplied by student.
NOTE: EACH PROGRAM MAY NOMINATE ONLY ONE MASTERS AND ONE DOCTORAL STUDENT
Information for Directors of Graduate Studies/program submitters (Shibboleth protected)
The Awards Committee of the Graduate College has established the following deadline for the program/department to submit a single PDF file of all of the required material listed above:
- October 21, 2016
Program/Department Nomination Due to the Graduate College
- December 1, 2016
Announcement of Awards