The Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS) and University Microfilms International (UMI) will present three 2015-2016 awards:

The WAGS/UMI Innovation in Technology Award

This award recognizes the innovative application of technology to scholarship, as shown in the research supporting either a master’s thesis or a doctoral dissertation for a degree earned within the period of July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. Initial screening will be based on originality, creativity, scholarly significance of the use of technology, and overall quality. The award this year consists of a certificate, $1,500 to the recipient, and travel expenses for the student and the student’s adviser to the WAGS annual meeting.

The WAGS/UMI Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award for Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, and Business

This award recognizes distinguished scholarly achievement at the master’s level, in any of the above-listed disciplines in which Berkeley offers a master’s degree earned within the period of July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. Initial screening will be based on originality, significance of the study, overall quality and outcomes and accomplishments from the thesis. The award this year consists of a certificate, $1,000 to the recipient, and travel expenses for the student and the student’s adviser to the WAGS annual meeting.

The WAGS/UMI Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award for the Biological Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Engineering

This award recognizes distinguished scholarly achievement at the master’s level, in any of the above-listed disciplines in which Berkeley offers a master’s degree earned within the period of July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. Initial screening will be based on originality, significance of the study, overall quality and outcomes and accomplishments from the thesis. The award this year consists of a certificate, $1,000 to the recipient, and travel expenses for the student and the student’s adviser to the WAGS annual meeting.

Submissions for these awards must be made to the Graduate Services: Fellowships Office, 318 Sproul Hall, no later than August 10, 2015. For further information on these awards, please contact Maria Loza, by email or phone (510-642-7665).


Categories: Funding Opportunities, July 2015, June 2015, May 2015