The goal of the Awards Committee is to help our graduate students to win OSU Graduate School Awards in recognition of their hard work and in celebration of their successes. For awards focused on recruiting (for example the Provost’s Distinguished Scholarship) the graduate recruiting committee will select candidates and complete the nomination packages.
Our program is one of the largest on campus and should be well represented in these awards. The Chemistry Department Awards Committee will use the following process for nomination:
Number of nominations per group
Each group can only nominate one student per award. One student is allowed to be nominated to no more than three awards. These limitations are set because the number of nominees from each department is limited, typically one or two per award.
Departmental application materials
Include the following items in the application materials for each student nomination and send to firstname.lastname@example.org as one PDF file.
- A brief recommendation from the PI (a single paragraph will be fine)
- Student’s updated CV.
The deadline for submitting a nomination to the Awards Committee will be 11:59 pm on the day exactly three weeks before the deadline for the Graduate School. The deadlines of the department for each award will be held with no exceptions to be made. Please mark the deadline for each award in your calendar if you intend to nominate your students for certain awards. Thank you for cooperating.
Reviewing process by the awards committee
Reviewing by the committee will take no longer than a week. The PI of the selected nominees will be informed by email two weeks before the deadline for the Graduate School.
Preparation of application packages to the graduate school
It is the PI’s responsibility to gather the required nomination materials, including drafts of recommendation letters. The main office may help with transcripts or some other required documentation. You will have two weeks for the preparation.
Lastly, it will be the PI who submits the forms on behalf of the department to the graduate school: However, please fill in the official nominator’s name, whether it was the Department Head or the Head of the Graduate Advising Committee.