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June 23, 2020


All Graduate Deans, Associate Deans, School Directors, Department Chairs, Coordinators, and Staff


UF Graduate School


CGS Awards: Application Cycle Still Open

Due to current events, the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), to which the University of Florida belongs, has announced extended deadlines for nominations for these awards, worthy candidates for which you may be aware of in your individual units:

CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation
Deadline: July 10, 2020

These awards are made annually to individuals nominated by a member institution, who have completed dissertations representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline.

Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities
Deadline: July 10, 2020

This award, established in 1972, is presented annually to a scholar-teacher in the humanities. The award and the fields of competition are determined each year.

Assistant and Associate Deans Leadership Award
Deadline: August 28, 2020

Created by the Board of Directors, this award recognizes the major impact of assistant and associate deans on the quality of graduate education.

Debra W. Stewart Award for Outstanding Leadership in Graduate Education< >
Deadline: August 28, 2020

Created by the Board of Directors to recognize outstanding leadership in graduate education, this award is given annually to a full graduate dean who exemplifies the leadership qualities of the Council's fifth president, Debra W. Stewart.

ETS/CGS Award for Innovation in Promoting Success in Graduate Education:
From Admission through Completion
Deadline: September 10, 2020

This program recognizes promising efforts in initiating or scaling up innovations in graduate education that occur from admission through successful completion of a degree program, focusing especially on innovations that promise success of a diverse and inclusive student population.

For more information about these awards, instructions on how to nominate students or colleagues for them, and contacts for questions about them, please click this link: GSC Awards< >.