An annual award for best Ph.D. Dissertations in the current academic year (summer, fall, winter and spring). A prize of $1,000 and a certificate of recognition will be awarded by the Office of Graduate and Professional Education for the outstanding dissertation in each of the following groups:
The department groupings given above are traditional but should not be considered binding. For example, a Psychology dissertation may be nominated for the Wolf Prize instead of the Ryden Prize if the dissertation topic is appropriate in this area. Interdisciplinary programs may also be nominated under categories that are related to the appropriate area of study. Please contact us if you have questions regarding the appropriate group placement for a nomination.
One nomination per each department (or college with no departments) may be submitted by the department chair (or dean, for colleges with no departments) to the Office of Graduate and Professional Education. The nomination should consist of:
Nominations including the above four items must be received in the Office of Graduate and Professional Education no later than Friday, April 19, 2013.
Award Selection Procedures:
Prizes will be given at the annual Doctoral Hooding Reception in May.
To download the nomination form click here.