Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The USC Graduate School is now accepting nominations for the CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award for individuals who have completed dissertations representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline. The effective date of the degree, or the completion of doctoral degree requirements and dissertation, must fall in the period of July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2015, inclusive.

Two awards are given annually in two different broad areas. The 2015 fields of competition are:

o    Biological and Life Sciences
o    Humanities and Fine Arts

(The 2016 competition will focus on social sciences and engineering/physical sciences).

Please have students submit the following to graduate.fellowships@usc.edu by Monday, June 22, 2015:

1.      An abstract of the dissertation (not to exceed 10 pages, typed double-spaced on 8-1/2" x 11" white paper).
2.     A brief CV

If selected for nomination, three letters of reference evaluating the significance and quality of the dissertation will be due to the graduate school by Friday, July 10, 2015.

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