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CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award

Created: June 10, 2019

The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards are made each year to individuals who, in the opinion of the award committee, have completed dissertations representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline.

  1. Must have pursued a doctoral degree at Northwestern in one of the two categories below.
  2. Individuals must be nominated for these awards by a member institution (one nominee per institution in each field).
  3. The effective date of the degree awarded, or the completion of doctoral degree requirements and dissertation, must lie in the period of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019, inclusive.
The 2019 fields of competition are:

To be considered for Northwestern nomination, submit the following material no later than Friday, June 28 at 12:00 PM.  

A complete application consists of the following items:
  1. A cover sheet that includes:
  • Name
  • Application field (Bio/Life Sci or Hum/Fine Arts)
  • Dissertation TitleCurrent position
  • Current affiliation/employer
  • Email address
  1. An abstract of your dissertation (not to exceed 10 double-spaced pages). Appendices containing other material, such as charts, tables, and/or references, may be included as additional pages (not to exceed 10 pages).
  2. Three letters of recommendation evaluating the significance and quality of the dissertation. One of these letters is to be from the nominee's dissertation supervisor, another from a member of the nominee's dissertation committee, and the third from a person of the nominee's choice.
  3. The nominee’s curriculum vitae (not to exceed five pages).

Campus Deadline: Friday, June 28 at 12:00 PM. 

Send your complete application package to LaTanya Williams by the deadline at latanya.williams@northwestern.edu.

Late or incomplete submissions not accepted. 

Social Sciences, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Professional Development