- Argersinger Dissertation Award
- Through the generosity of William and Marnie Argersinger, and with the cooperation of the KU Endowment Association, Graduate Studies is pleased to offer the Argersinger Prize for an outstanding doctoral dissertation. William J. Argersinger was the first vice chancellor for research and graduate studies and dean of the graduate school. The award includes a cash prize and is presented at the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony in May.
- Nomination Process
Each department with a doctoral program is invited to submit one nomination. To nominate a doctoral student, please submit a letter of nomination in PDF form to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 9, 2018. The nomination letter should briefly describe the dissertation's quality, originality and significance. The letter should indicate to a person outside the discipline why the dissertation is considered outstanding.
As specified by the donors, nominees must have passed the dissertation defense with honors. Students must have defended their dissertation on or after April 9, 2017 and before April 9, 2018.
If the dissertation has been submitted through the ETD process, a copy will be obtained by Graduate Studies. If the dissertation has not been submitted, please make arrangements to provide Graduate Studies an electronic copy.
The student who receives the prize is not required to be present at the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, although we welcome the opportunity to present the award in person.
Nominations for the Argersinger award will also be considered for nomination for the Council of Graduate Schools/UMI distinguished dissertation award (more info here)