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We are proud to list the most recent awardees of the Dissertation and Theses Awards.

Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)


Canadian Association of Graduate Studies (CAGS)
  • Engineering, Medical Science and Natural Sciences — Dr. Boyang Zhang, University of Toronto
  • Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences — Dr. Leila Qashu, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Council for Historically Black Graduate Schools (CHBGS)

  • Emerging Scholar Award Dissertation — Simone R. Barrett, Morgan State University
  • Emerging Scholar Award Thesis — Anish Bhandari, Morgan State University

Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS)

  • Master’s Thesis Award, Life Sciences — James P. Fancher, Texas State University
  • Master’s Thesis Award, Social Science, Education, and Business — Heather Hyden, University of Kentucky

Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS)


Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools (NEAGS)

  • Master's Thesis, Agricultural, Biological and Health Sciences — Eric Beck, Wilfred Laurier University

Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS)

  • Innovation in Technology — Vamsi Talla, University of Washington
  • Humanities, Social Sciences, Education and Business — Daniela Navia, University of Calgary
  • Biological Sciences, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering — Michael Himmelfarb, University of Calgary

Take a look back at the past honorees here.