Nomination Procedures

Review the procedures and requirements outlined below to nominate an outstanding member of the TGS community for a Graduate School or Ver Steeg Award.

Graduate School Awards

All Northwestern University faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows, and staff who are affiliated with The Graduate School are eligible for these awards. Nominees are evaluated for consistent and outstanding academic and administrative support of graduate students. Examples of outstanding work in our community include:
  • Participation in diversity initiatives
  • Providing an innovative service or support to The Graduate School's community
  • Engaging The Graduate School partners in creative ways
  • Fostering a departmental climate of support
  • Contributing to innovative programs
  • Supporting graduate students in their academic, professional, and personal development

Instructions

Deadline: December 5th by 11:59 pm

Complete the nomination survey and submit a nomination narrative using the nomination survey interface. Optional letters of support may be included. 

As an added incentive, every person who submits a nominee for award consideration will be entered to win one of several $20 Amazon gift cards. In addition, those who nominate a successful candidate will be invited to join the recipient at the TGS Awards and Recognition Reception on March 28, 2017.

Ver Steeg Award

All Northwestern University staff members who work with master’s and/or PhD students in The Graduate School are eligible for this award.  Staff nominees are evaluated for consistent and outstanding academic and administrative support of graduate students, including:

  • Fostering a departmental climate of support
  • Contributing to innovative programs
  • Direct service
  • Supporting graduate students in their academic, professional, and personal development

All members of the Graduate Faculty, including emeriti, at Northwestern University who work with master's and/or PhD students are eligible to be nominated for this award. Nominees are evaluated for the quality of the guidance and mentoring they provide to graduate students and their exceptional contributions to graduate education, including:

  • organizing and providing a supportive environment for research and scholarship, including teaching and modeling ethical and responsible conduct, careful advising and instruction in teaching
  • enhancing students’ academic and professional skills in presenting, writing and publishing and in preparing fellowship applications and grants
  • sponsoring students’ entry into the academic and professional community of the discipline
  • guiding students in administrative, organizational, and professional matters
  • helping students achieve post-doctoral and career placement and professional success
  • serving as a role model of successful mentoring and training graduate students to effectively supervise and mentor

Instructions

Deadline: Friday, May 6, 2016

Submit the Ver Steeg Award nomination form no later than Friday, May 6, 2016.