Annual Student, Faculty & Staff Awards
The Graduate School coordinates an annual awards program to honor outstanding students, faculty, and staff. The awards celebrate excellence and achievement in areas from teaching and research to leadership and service.
The Graduate School accepts award nominations year round, but the 2021 deadline is Monday, February 22, at 5:00 pm.
For each nomination package, the nominator must complete a Google form and submit all supporting documentation electronically, in PDF format (in one combined file, if possible), to email@example.com. If the student nomination cannot be submitted directly by the Graduate Program Director, then the GPD must be cc’d on the submission. Nomination of faculty or staff for the Dean’s Awards can be submitted by other faculty, staff, current graduate students, or graduate alumni.
In cases where required support letters overlap, i.e. the GPD and advisor are the same person, then the nominee should also submit a support letter from another faculty member so that the total number of letters is still 4: 1 nomination letter plus 3 support letters.
For the grad awards processed as one time payment awards* (those not paid as fellowships) a mandatory 30% withholding applies (*except for the President's Awards).
For questions or concerns regarding the nomination and submission process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The full list of available awards is as follows:
Graduate Student Awards
- Alumni Association Doctoral Summer Fellowship
- Dean's Alumni Association Leadership Award
- Dorothy L. Pieper Award
- Faculty-Staff Dissertation Fellowship
- John Dunn Excellence Award in Life Sciences
- John Marburger III Fellowship for Science, Engineering and Mathematics
- Joyce Turner Dissertation Fellowship
- Madeline Fusco Fellowship
- Mildred and Herbert Weisinger Dissertation Fellowship
- President's Award to Distinguished Doctoral Students
- President's Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student
- Stony Brook Foundation Board of Trustees Dissertation Completion Endowed Fellowship
- Dean's Award for Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Education
- Dean's Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring by a Faculty Member
- Dean's Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching by a Faculty Member
- Dean's Award for Excellence in Service by a Graduate Program Director
- Dean's Award for Excellence in Service by a Graduate Program Coordinator