ANNUAL DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS & PRIZES
FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
Best Teaching Assistant
This award is open to any graduate student who has served as a Teaching Assistant during the previous year.
Most Innovative Teacher Award
This award is open to any graduate students who has either taught their own class (including summer or winter sessions) or who has demonstrated particular innovation as a Teaching Assistant in leading a section of large course.
Research & Dissertation Awards
Jackson Main Award for Best Seminar Paper
This award recognizes excellence in research and writing for a Field, Theme, or Research seminar during the previous academic year. (Note: To allow for submission of papers completed during Spring semester, this award is presented during new student orientation the subsequent academic year.)
Dissertation Writing/Research Grants
These grants support advanced doctoral students’ writing and research during the summer. Eligible students must either be ABDs in good standing or PhD students who have passed their Oral examination and are currently enrolled in History Prospectus (pending approval of their prospectus). Students may self-nominate by submitting a 2-page research proposal outlining their dissertation topic and how the proposed research will facilitate its completion.
Bernard Semmel Memorial Award
This award funds dissertation research that involves archival research. Eligible students must either be ABD in good standing or PhD students who have passed their Oral examination and are currently enrolled in History Prospectus (pending approval of their prospectus). Students may self-nominate students by submitting a 2-page research proposal outlining the topic of their dissertation and how the proposed research will facilitate its completion.
Fred Weinstein Award for Best Dissertation Chapter
This award is open to any advanced graduate student at ABD level. Students may self-nominate by submitting a chapter, preliminary table of contents, and a brief 1-page statement explaining how the chapter fits into the larger dissertation.
The Graduate School also offers numerous fellowship opportunities for graduate students at different stages in their career, including Graduate Council Fellowships, the Dr. W. Burghardt Turner Fellowship, and the GEM Fellowship. For more information about funding opportunities see the Graduate School website.