Outstanding Dissertation Award

ANNOUNCEMENT November 1, 2018

The College of Education (COE) annually makes an award to the best graduate dissertation in education. Dissertations must have been successfully defended at FAU within three semesters of the award’s submission deadline and the dissertation chair must be from the COE in order to be considered.

Initial screening of the dissertation will be completed by departments that grant doctoral degrees. Each department in the college may select up to three dissertations to send forward.

Final selection of the winning dissertation will be made by a panel of judges who serve on the COE Outstanding Dissertation Award Committee.

Those wishing to have their dissertation considered are asked to submit an application package to the dean’s office (including two paper copies of all materials: the application, the dissertation, and the dissertation chair's letter of recommendation). In addition, electronic copies of all documents must be sent to the dean’s office (dissertation must be in Word or Acrobat Reader or Pro): snichols2016@fau.edu. Paper copies are submitted to:

Outstanding Dissertation Award
Office of the Dean
College of Education
Boca Raton, FL
Attention: Suzanne Nichols

The application package will not be returned.

By submitting an application for this award, the researcher agrees to abide by all guidelines and rules of the competition.

One prize will be awarded annually. The award will be presented by the College of Education at a time and place to be determined by the dean.

The prize consists of:

  1. Presentation of a plaque and honorarium at a college event; and
  2. Presentation of major findings as a Distinguished Paper at a college event.