Excellence in Graduate Research Award


Applications are not being accepted for these awards in 2015

The Graduate School and University Co-op will present three awards to outstanding graduate students for the pursuit and achievement of excellence in research. (Each award carries entitlement to pay in-state tuition for the following academic year.) For the purpose of these awards, research is interpreted broadly and applicants will be judged on the basis of outstanding contributions to their field of study. Research or writing must be substantially in progress.


All graduate students (master's or doctoral level) are eligible to apply if they: a) are currently enrolled in The University of Texas at Austin; b) are in good academic standing; and c) will be enrolled full or half-time (unless they are in doctoral candidacy) at the university during the following academic year.


Nominations can be initiated by the student nominee. You will need the following items available to complete the online application.

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of recommendation (uploaded separately by recommender)
  • Recommender's email address

Cover letter

The applicant's cover letter should not exceed 300 words (exceeding 300 words will jeopardize the application). The letter should clearly summarize the applicant's research project and his/her qualifications for the award. The summary should describe the importance and significance of the applicant's research project in language easily understood by a general audience. The cover letter is the applicant's opportunity to make a case for receiving the award.

Curriculum Vitae

The applicant's curriculum vitae (or resume) should clearly summarize his/her academic career and achievements. It should include publications, awards received, and other significant accomplishments, if applicable. The CV should not exceed 3 pages.

Letter of Recommendation

Each application must include a letter of recommendation uploaded from a professor who is familiar with the applicant's research project and abilities.

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Submit Nominations

Applications are not being accepted for these awards in 2015

For additional information

John Dalton, Assistant Dean


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