Graduate Council Award for Exceptional, Original Scholarship

One of the main purposes of the Graduate Council’s Research Committee is to enhance the research infrastructure for graduate students and create a culture of research here at TWU that emphasizes excellence among our graduate students. The Graduate Council Award for Exceptional, Original Scholarship recognizes graduate students who have exhibited exceptional, ongoing scholarship. This award will recognize a current graduate student who has evidence of peer-reviewed scholarly activity (e.g. peer-reviewed publications, juried presentations, etc.) and has actively engaged in original scholarly activity at TWU. Awards for excellence will be considered for scholarship as outlined below.

Criteria for award qualification

  1. Student must have a minimum of 2 peer-reviewed publications, juried presentations, or professional performances or exhibits that were published, presented, or performed in a professional forum (e.g., scholarly peer-reviewed journal, conference by a professional organization, or professional performance or exhibit venue). Local TWU publications, research symposia, or performances do not count towards this minimum.
  2. Student must provide documentation of the scholarly activities (e.g., PDF file, program bulletin, etc.) and evidence of TWU affiliation while the activities were published/presented. Evidence of TWU affiliation may be demonstrated by acknowledgement of author address on the publication, program, presentation biography, or other source advertising the presentation.
  3. Student must be enrolled as a graduate student at TWU during the Spring semester of the awarding year.

How to nominate

In order to nominate a graduate student for the Graduate Council Award for Exceptional, Original Scholarship, please complete the nomination instructions and submit with attachments. The nominees for this award should exhibit exceptional excellence in their scholarship. It is expected that the award will only be made if there are viable recipients. At most, 3 graduate students will receive this award per year. Final selection of these award recipients will be made by the Research Committee of the Graduate Council. The award recipients will receive a cash award, be recognized at the TWU Convocation, and will make a presentation at the annual Student Creative Arts and Research Symposium.

Nomination materials should be submitted in electronic format and emailed to Linda Mckeiver (lmckeiver@twu.edu) by 5:00 pm on February 20, 2017. If you need additional information or have questions, email lmckeiver@twu.edu or call 940-898-3402.

Nomination Instructions