King-Mertz Distinguished Research/Creative Activity Award

King-Mertz Distinguished Research/Creative Activity Award

Recognition of the highest achievement in graduate research based on non-thesis graduate research/creative activity projects required for a degree program and completed between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 the prior year.

Award: $500 honorarium and recognition in the Graduate Scholar publication. Four academic college awards may also be given to chosen projects for an award of $250 each.

Eligibility: Graduate degree-seeking candidates who completed the research/creative activity as part of the requirements for the graduate degree during the dates specified.
A complete nomination packet includes a letter of nomination from the graduate faculty mentor noting the significance and quality of the work; a written abstract of the project not to exceed 300 words which describes the project and its significance, a one-page resume of the nominee, and a copy of the project. The copy may be submitted as a text file if the project is a written document; as an image or images if the project is artwork; or as a media/video file if the project is a recital, performance, or presentation. The abstract must include the title of the project, the name of the degree program, and the name of the author.

Deadline: The 2021 deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 19, 2021.

Number: One award per year.

Program Nomination: Program nominations are reviewed and selected according to procedures developed by the degree program.

Obligation: The candidate selected for the King-Mertz Distinguished Research/Creative Activity Award will be photographed and featured in the Graduate Journal of Scholarship and may be required to present the project during the Annual Graduate Student Exposition in April each spring semester. Students no longer on campus at the time of the exposition may have their work presented by a faculty mentor or colleague and must arrange for a representative to accept the award during the awards ceremony.