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Outstanding Interdisciplinary Program Doctoral Student

Award Criteria

  • Must be enrolled in an interdisciplinary program
  • Must demonstrate clarity, effectiveness and originality of interdisciplinary ideas through academic efforts that expand and promote the concept of interdisciplinary studies across a minimum of two academic colleges
  • Only Ph.D. students enrolled full-time at the time of the  nomination are eligible

Nomination Requirements/Checklist

  • Completed nomination form
  • Nomination letter from the  major professor (not to exceed two pages) addressing the novel interdisciplinary activity through academic efforts clearly identifying contribution across a minimum of two academic colleges
  • Support letter from a committee member or other collaborator from a different discipline, highlighting interdisciplinary nature of the work
  • Nomination packet may not exceed 4 pages including nomination form


Submit nominations through the following survey:


Enter all information required for the award on the survey.  Compile the signed nomination form and all supporting documents into a single pdf file and upload it as part of the survey.

Deadline:  January 29, 2021

Additional Information

For information, contact 540-231-4558 or email (type GEW Awards in subject line.)