The Graduate College is pleased to announce 2019-2020 competition for the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award. This competition is intended to honor outstanding scholarship by UNI graduate students and to provide increased visibility for UNI graduate programs. Each advisor may nominate a maximum of two students for this award.
Nominees must have earned their doctoral degree in Fall 2018, Spring 2019, or Summer 2019. The evaluation committee will include members of the Regular Graduate Faculty. Each dissertation will be judged on the following criteria: clarity, scholarship, methodology, significance, and contribution to the field of study.
Two selections will be made for this award: a 1st place and a 2nd place with a corresponding cash award for each recipient. The evaluation committee may elect not to make an award.