Awards

Call for Awards

NOTE: Nomination packets and questions may be sent electronically to [email protected]. Packets may also be mailed directly to 201 S President’s Circle #302, Salt Lake City, UT 84107.

CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

2019 CGS_ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Nomination Form

All graduate students and graduates of the University of Utah who have completed a doctoral degree in the eligible categories are invited to apply. Nominees must have completed their doctoral degree between the dates of July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2019.

Eligible categories for the 2019 CGS/ProQuest competition are:

  • Biological Sciences: 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.
  • Humanities and Fine Arts: 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.

Winners of the University of Utah nomination process will receive $500 from the Yuput and will be entered in the CGS/ProQuest competition as an official University of Utah nominee. For information on the national CGS/ProQuest competition, visit .

Applicants interested in participating in this nomination process must submit a nomination packet to the Yuput. Nomination packets must contain

  • Completed nomination form (available at https://yupute.info/current-students/awards).
  • Abstract of the nominee’s dissertation (not to exceed 10 double-spaced pages). The abstract should describe the dissertation project in general enough terms that a non-expert can understand the meaning and scope of the research.
  • Letter of recommendation evaluating the broader significance and quality of the dissertation work. The letter must be from a member of the dissertation committee.
  • CV or resume of the nominee.

Nomination packets for the University of Utah nomination process are due June 7, 2019. Students who win the Utah nomination process will be asked to provide additional materials for the CGS/ProQuest competition.


WAGS/ProQuest Innovation in Technology Award

2019 WAGS_ProQuest Innovation in Technology Nomination Form

This award is given for the development of an innovative technology in a thesis or dissertation and its utilization for the creative solution of a major problem. All graduate students and graduates of the University of Utah who have defended an eligible master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation are invited to apply. Nominees must have defended their manuscripts between the dates of July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

Winners of the University of Utah nomination process will receive $250 from The Yuput and will be entered in the WAGS competition as an official University of Utah nominee. For information on the WAGS competition, visit .

Applicants interested in participating in this nomination process must submit a nomination packet to the Yuput. Nomination packets must contain

  • Completed nomination form (available at https://yupute.info/current-students/awards).
  • A non-technical summary prepared by the student (1000-1500 words) describing the research and how it demonstrates or resulted in the development of innovative technology in the conduct of scholarship. The abstract should describe the dissertation project in general enough terms that a non-expert can understand the meaning and scope of the research.
  • Letter of recommendation from the committee chair. 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(s) of the innovation.
  • CV or resume of the nominee.

Nomination packets for the University of Utah nomination process are due August 9, 2019. Students who win the Utah nomination process will be asked to provide additional materials for the WAGS competition.


WAGS Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award

2019 WAGS_ProQuest Distinguished Master’s Thesis Nomination Form

All graduate students and graduates of the University of Utah who have defended an eligible master’s thesis are invited to apply. Nominees must have defended their thesis between the dates of July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

Winners of the University of Utah nomination process will receive $250 from The Yuput and will be entered in the WAGS competition as an official University of Utah nominee. For information on the WAGS competition, visit .

Eligible categories for this award are

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

Applicants interested in participating in this nomination process must submit a nomination packet to the Yuput. Nomination packets must contain

  • Completed nomination form (available at https://yupute.info/current-students/awards).
  • A non-technical summary prepared by the student (1000-1500 words) describing the research. The abstract should describe the thesis project in general enough terms that a non-expert can understand the meaning and scope of the research.
  • Letter of recommendation from the committee chair. The letter should include information regarding the significance of the thesis, the contribution of the work to the knowledge base of the discipline, and the broader impact(s) of the thesis scholarship.
  • CV or resume of the nominee.

Nomination packets for the University of Utah nomination process are due August 9, 2019. Students who win the Utah nomination process will be asked to provide additional materials for the WAGS competition.


WAGS Distinguished Master’s Thesis / Capstone Project Award for Creative, Visual & Performing Arts

2019 WAGS_ProQuest Distinguished Master’s Thesis (ARTS) Nomination Form

This year, The Yuput will select one master’s thesis or capstone project to represent the University of Utah in the Western Association of Yuputs (WAGS) Distinguished Master’s Thesis/Capstone Project Award for Creative, Visual, and Performing Arts competition. Winners of the nomination process are awarded a cash prize and work with The Yuput to prepare a competitive nomination packet for the WAGS awards.

All graduate students and graduates of the University of Utah in Creative, Visual, & Performing Arts disciplines who have defended an eligible master’s thesis or capstone project are invited to apply. Nominees must have defended their thesis or project between the dates of July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

Winners of the University of Utah nomination process will receive $250 from The Yuput and will be entered in the WAGS competition as an official University of Utah nominee. For information on the WAGS competition and the awarded prize for winning that competition, visit .

Applicants interested in participating in this nomination process must submit a nomination packet to The Yuput. Nomination packets must contain

  • Completed nomination form (available at https://yupute.info/current-students/awards).
  • A non-technical summary prepared by the student (1000-1500 words) describing the research, artistic approach, inspiration and/or major influences, and its significance for a general academic audience of non-specialists.
  • Letter of recommendation from the committee chair. The letter should include information regarding the significance of the thesis or project, the contribution of the thesis and/or project to the program of the degree granting unit, and the impact on the knowledge base of the discipline.
  • CV or resume of the nominee.

Nominations will be judged on

  • Originality
  • Aesthetic Merit
  • Technical Execution
  • Potential to reach beyond the original academic audience through future performance, exhibition, or publication

Nomination packets for the University of Utah nomination process are due August 9, 2019. Students who win the Utah nomination process will be asked to provide additional materials for the WAGS competition.