Sunday, July 7, 2013

2013 Council of Graduate School/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

The Council of Graduate Schools has recently announced the availability of a dissertation award for candidates who have completed or will complete their doctoral degree between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2013.  Please feel free to circulate this announcement to students in the biological/life sciences and humanities.

USC may nominate one person from each field. If you have candidates who may be interested, please have them submit the following to the graduate school via email ( by Friday, July 12, 2013:

1.     An abstract (not to exceed 10 pages) of the dissertation.
2.     A brief CV
3.     The names of three referees. One should be the nominee's dissertation supervisor, another a member of the nominee's dissertation committee, the third may be the nominee's choice.

A faculty task force will select two candidates and the graduate school will then work with the selected students to complete the full application for the Council of Graduate Schools.

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