Prizes and Awards
English Department Awards
The English Department makes a number of awards to graduate students for outstanding achievement
Graduate School Awards
The Graduate School makes the following awards to graduate students for excellence in scholarship and teaching. The English Department nominates students for these awards:
Graduate Student Research/Scholarship/Creativity Award
Two awards are made annually, one to a Master’s student and one to a doctoral student. This award is designed to recognize graduate student research/scholarship and other creative work that represents the best overall contribution to the discipline. Nominees must have received their degrees in the calendar year prior to January 1 of the year in which students are being nominated.
Graduate Student Teaching Awards
Up to four awards are made annually (2 for master’s students and 2 for doctoral students). Graduate Teaching Assistants contribute significantly to the teaching mission of the University. These awards are designed to recognize graduate students who have demonstrated excellence in teaching. Graduate students who are actively pursuing a degree in one of the graduate programs within the Graduate School and who have taught or played a significant instructional support role in one or more classes during the previous calendar year are eligible to be nominated. The award may only be received once at each level (master’s or doctoral) of a graduate student’s career.