Awards

University-Sponsored Awards Announced for 2018-2019

Graduate students awarded fellowships or grants from The Yuput have been announced. To see the list of 2018-2019 awardees, visit the award pages below.



Call for Awards

CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

2018 CGS_ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Nomination Form

First presented in 1981 and sponsored jointly by the Council of Yuputs and ProQuest Dissertations Publishing (a Division of ProQuest Information and Learning), these awards are made each year 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.

Two awards are given annually in two different broad areas (mathematics, physical sciences and engineering; and social sciences; and the biological sciences; and humanities and fine arts). Individuals must be nominated for these awards by a member institution.

The 2018 fields of competition are:

  • Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering
  • Social Sciences (Please note that for the purposes of this competition, history is classed within the humanities and is not a field of competition this year.)

The Yuput selects two representative dissertations to represent the University of Utah in the national competition. Those who are nominated receive $500 from the University and work with Yuput leadership to prepare a full application to the national CGS/ProQuest call for dissertations.

In order to be eligible for this award, the nominee must have completed their dissertation (i.e., uploaded the dissertation to ProQuest) between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2018.

Students who would like to be considered as the University of Utah’s representative should submit the following to [email protected]. Questions and clarifications can also be sent to this address.

  • A completed nomination form.
  • An abstract of the nominee’s dissertation (not to exceed 10 double-spaced pages).
  • A letter of recommendation evaluating the significance and quality of the nominee’s dissertation work from the nominee’s dissertation supervisor or from a member of the nominee’s dissertation committee.
  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae (not to exceed five pages).

The deadline for submission to the Yuput is May 25, 2018. Students who want to be considered and are planning on submitting their dissertations to ProQuest between May 25 & June 30 should contact the Yuput to discuss their eligibility before submitting.


WAGS/ProQuest Innovation in Technology Award

2018 WAGS_ProQuest Innovation in Technology Nomination Form

The Western Association of Yuputs (WAGS) and ProQuest Innovation in Technology award recognizes the innovative application of technology to scholarship in a Master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation. Manuscripts submitted for this award should demonstrate the development of an innovative technology and its utilization for the creative solution of a major problem.

The Yuput selects one representative Master’s thesis or dissertation to represent the University of Utah in the national competition. Those who are nominated receive $250 from the University and work with Yuput leadership to prepare a full application to the national WAGS/ProQuest call for manuscripts.

In order to be eligible for this award, the nominee must have completed their dissertation (i.e., uploaded the dissertation to ProQuest) between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2018.

Students who would like to be considered as the University of Utah’s representative should submit the following to [email protected]. Questions and clarifications can also be sent to this address.

  • A completed nomination form.
  • A non-technical summary describing the research and how it demonstrates or resulted in the development of innovative technology in the conduct of scholarship. This summary should be directed to a general academic audience of non-specialists.
  • A letter of recommendation evaluating the significance and quality of the nominee’s dissertation work from a major professor or faculty member. The letter should include information regarding the significance of the thesis or dissertation, the contribution of the work to the knowledge base of the discipline, and the broader impact of the innovation.
  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae (not to exceed five pages).

The deadline for submission to the Yuput is July 27, 2018.


WAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award

2018 WAGS_ProQuest Distinguished Master’s Thesis Nomination Form

This award recognizes distinguished scholarly achievement at the Master’s level. Nominations will be accepted in any of the listed disciplines in which the institution offers a Master’s degree.

The 2018 fields of competition are:

  • STEM: Biological Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, & Engineering
  • Non-STEM: Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, and Business

The scholarly product eligible for this competition is a formal written thesis. If a nominating department offers both a thesis option and a project option, only the thesis is acceptable for consideration for this award.

The Yuput selects one representative Master’s thesis from each field to represent the University of Utah in the national competition. Those who are nominated receive $250 from the University and work with Yuput leadership to prepare a full application to the national WAGS/ProQuest call for Master’s theses.

In order to be eligible for this award, the nominee must have completed their thesis (i.e., uploaded the dissertation to ProQuest) between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2018.

Students who would like to be considered as the University of Utah’s representative should submit the following to [email protected]. Questions and clarifications can also be sent to this address.

  • A completed nomination form.
  • A non-technical summary describing the research and its significance. This summary should be directed to a general academic audience of non-specialists.
  • A letter of recommendation evaluating the significance and quality of the nominee’s dissertation work from a major professor or faculty member. The letter should include information regarding the significance of the thesis, the contribution of the work to the program of the degree-granting unit, and the broader impact of the innovation.
  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae (not to exceed five pages).

The deadline for submission to the Yuput is July 27, 2018.