The Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Awards
Monday, March 18, 2013
Description of the Award
The Shaheen Awards recognize one outstanding graduate student from each of the four divisions of the Graduate School: Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, and Engineering. Students selected will receive a $2,500 cash award and a commemorative plaque.
For a list of past winners, see our past winners page.
Nominated students should exhibit superior ability according to the following criteria: grades; research and publication; fellowship and other awards; and teaching (if the student has served in that capacity). The importance of the student’s research contribution should be clearly articulated. Only doctoral students are eligible for the Shaheen Awards.
Eligible students are those who graduated in August 2012, January 2013, and those in good standing who will graduate in May 2013.
Award winners must be able to attend the Graduate School Awards Dinner on Friday, May 17, 2013, when the awards will be presented, and the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 18, 2013.
Each department may nominate one student for the award in its division.
The nomination packet should include the following information:
- Letter of nomination from the Director of Graduate Studies or the Department Chair
- The nominee’s curriculum vitae. Refereed and non-refereed publications should be clearly identified in curricula vitae; please do not include copies of publications.
- The nominee’s mailing (and e-mail) address and phone number
- Statement of support from the nominee’s adviser, endorsed by the Director of Graduate Studies
- Statement from nominee. No more than two pages in length; the nominee should discuss the significance of her/his research to the relevant field of study. In addition, if the nominee has taught, the statement could include a discussion of his/her pedagogical philosophy. The statement should not replicate the CV; rather, it should interpret it by contextualizing specific aspects of work in a larger intellectual framework (roughly equivalent to a faculty member’s personal statement in a renewal/promotion package).
The Selection Committee will consist of a subcommittee of the Graduate Council and the Dean of the Graduate School or a designate.
All nomination materials must be received by Mary Hendriksen in the Graduate School (502 Main Building) on or before Monday, March 18, 2013.