Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools (NAGS) Master’s Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation Awards


2020 Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools (NAGS) Master’s Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation Awards

Award Overview
Student Submission Deadline: November 25, 2019
Value/Duration: $1,000 for one year
Level of Study: Master’s or Doctoral
Required Legal Status: Domestic or International
Results: Communicated by agency in March

Purpose
The Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools (NAGS) annually recognizes one outstanding master’s thesis and one outstanding doctoral dissertation at one of its member institutions. Each institution may nominate one candidate per category.

Eligibility to Apply

Master’s Thesis Award

  • The 2020 award will recognize a thesis in Arts & Humanities
  • Nominees must have completed all master’s degree requirements after January 1, 2017
  • The recipient must be present at the annual meeting’s award luncheon in April 2020.

Doctoral Dissertation Award

  • The 2020 award will recognize a dissertation in Social Sciences & Education
  • Nominees must have completed all doctoral degree requirements after January 1, 2015
  • The recipient must be present at the annual meeting’s award luncheon in April 2020.

Application Process
Applicants must ensure that a complete application package is submitted to their graduate unit by the unit’s internal deadline.

Application Package

  1. Copy of the thesis manuscript or doctoral dissertation;
  2. 300 word abstract in non-technical (lay) language;
  3. Three (3) letters of evaluation. Note: Letters for a doctoral submission must explain the original contribution to the field made by the dissertation; and
  4. Doctoral submissions must also include a copy of the applicant’s resume or C.V.

** NAGS requires that all documentation be submitted in English.

Results
SGS will notify all nominees of the results of the University competition in January. Decisions regarding the regional competition will be announced by NAGS in March.