The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is pleased to request nominations for the 2013 Harold N. Glassman Dissertation Awards. The Harold N. Glassman Dissertation Awards are intended to honor truly distinguished dissertations in the sciences, social sciences and humanities - one award is available in each of these three broad disciplinary areas.

Deadline: nominations are due by Friday, February 1, 2013.

  • Eligibility: eligible dissertations are those whose final approved versions were submitted between July, 2011 and May, 2012.

  • Nomination process: nominations should be submitted by the department chair.

    In addition to the on-line application, nominations should include an electronic copy of the dissertation, a dissertation abstract, and letters from the mentor and readers that sketch the dissertation's contribution and the level of scholarship that it reflects.

    For those dissertations which bridge two or more fields, the letter should designate within which disciplinary area--humanities, social sciences, or sciences--the dissertation ought to be considered. All of the above can be uploaded directly to the system as separate documents.

  • Review process: nominations in each area will be reviewed by panels composed of faculty from our research committee who work in the general area. One dissertation from each panel may be submitted for consideration to the Graduate School Executive Committee, which will make the final decision. There is no expectation that each panel would submit a nomination each year. The awards will be given for truly distinguished scholarship only and should be seen as significant honors.

  • Award: the tangible prize consists of a certificate and a cash award. More significant, though, is the respect given the dissertation by the dissertator's mentor, committee, and the senior faculty who reviewed the dissertation.
  • More Information: For more information on this award and prior recipients, please visit the Harold N. Glassman Dissertation Awards page on the Graduate School web site. For questions regarding the program and/or technical difficulties with the nomination process via the IPRS, please contact Maria.