Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Awards
These awards recognize outstanding achievement in research conducted by graduate students in the Education Department and encourage the submission of original research for publication in professional journals and presentation at professional conferences.
Each year, the Education Department will offer up to three awards for outstanding papers written by graduate students. Each award will include a $500 cash prize.
Guidelines for submission
Papers submitted for the award must have also been submitted for publication or for presentation at a conference within the last academic year. Papers may have a single student author, or they may be co-authored by two or more graduate students. Papers co-authored with faculty members are not eligible for consideration. Criteria used for reviewing the papers include evaluation of the work’s theoretical framework, choice of question/problem, methodology, quality of writing/analysis, and contribution to the field. See link below for a more detailed sample of the actual rubric used to review submissions. Eight copies of the paper, each with cover sheet should be submitted to the Chair of the Education Department.
The Executive Committee will review papers and determine the recipient(s) of the award(s). The winning papers may be published in a subsequent Education Department Occasional Papers Series, as appropriate. Recipients of the award will be recognized at the Education Department’s Graduation/Brunch ceremony.