Outstanding Graduate Research Award

The Outstanding Research award consisted of three competitive awards each Fall and Spring semester for a total of six awards annually with the goal of promoting the research productivity of graduate students within STEM, Social Sciences, and Humanities. We encourage students to publish, apply to external grants, and present their research at prestigious conferences. Each award will consist of one additional travel of $400 to be used to travel to a conference of the students choice and/or travel for dissertation research as well as public recognition by the Baylor Graduate School. 

Requirements:

  • Must be a research candidate (doctoral or MFA).
  • Published (or is forthcoming) at least one paper or equivalent as a major contributor, received an outside grant/fellowship for research or had research accepted to present at a major national or international conference.
  • Participate it two of the following:
    • Attend a conference within the last year with travel support from the Graduate School
    • Participated in 3-Minute Thesis
    • Participated in the Research Showcase

Application:

Eligibility is limited to graduate students who have already completed their candidacy requirement and have previously used funding from the graduate school to attend a conference within the last year. Students who were previously given this award are eligible for a second time but must highlight significant additional progress subsequent to the first award in their application.  To apply, complete the application below (do not exceed 2 pages with standard font/margins) and submit your application to this link as a PDF. Also, have your advisor separately submit a letter of recommendation through the provided link. Applications must be completed and received by September 15, 2019. All applications will be evaluated by the Graduate School Deans.  


Your name: ________________________________________

Department: __________________________________

Passed candidacy exam (Month/Year): ______________________________

Address the following, not to exceed 2 pages total:

  • Summary of your research project(s) and progress made.
  • Future research plans.
  • Publications (for multiple author publications, describe your specific contributions).
  • Presentations.
  • Other awards/achievements (include any stipend enhancement from the Graduate School, and any previous receipt of this award).

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