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2022 Council of Graduate Schools - ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards
Application Deadline: June 6, 2022

Call for Nominations: Sponsored jointly by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) and ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, these dissertation awards are made annually to individuals who, in the opinion of the Award Committee, have completed dissertations representing original work that make an unusually significant contribution to their disciplines.

2022 Fields of Competition: This year, the Graduate School is accepting nominations from the following fields of competition:

•Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering

•Social Sciences

Note: If a dissertation is multi- or interdisciplinary in nature, a significant portion of the work must be comprised by at least one of the 2022 fields of competition.

Award Information: UB has been invited to submit one nomination in the field of Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering and one nomination in the field of Social Sciences. A selection committee will decide on the nomination to be put forward from UB for Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering as well as Social Sciences.

Two CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards, each consisting of an award of $2,000 and a certificate of recognition, will be presented at the CGS Annual Meeting Awards Luncheon in December 2022, in San Francisco, CA.Reasonable travel expenses of award recipients will be covered.

Eligibility Criteria:

•The effective date of the degree awarded, or the completion of doctoraldegree requirements and dissertation, must be within the period of July 1,2020, to June 30, 2022.

•All nominees dissertation must be available in the ProQuest depository

Requirements for Nomination Packages:

A complete nomination package includes the following four components in the order of:

•A completed nomination form (form attached to this announcement).

•An abstract of the nominee’s dissertation (not to exceed five double-spacedpages). Appendices containing nontextual material, such as charts or tables,may beincluded as additional pages. All pages should be numbered, and eachshould bearthe name of the nominee.

•Three letters of recommendation evaluating the significance and quality ofthenominee’s dissertation work. One of these letters is to be from thenominee'sdissertation supervisor, another from a member of the nominee'sdissertationcommittee, and the third from a person of the nominee's choice.

•The nominee’s curriculum vitae (not to exceed five pages).

Graduate School Deadline:
Please submit nomination packages in the form of a single, integrated PDF to Elizabeth Colucci at colucci3@buffalo.edu by Monday, June 6, 2022. Mailed or faxed submissions will not be accepted.

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