If you are interested in carrying out independent research or creative projects during the summer, Syracuse University’s Graduate School holds an annual competition for this purpose, administered by the University’s schools and colleges. If you are a graduate student and wish to submit a proposal for the competition, contact your program director or department chair for complete submission requirements.
The Graduate Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Work is granted annually to up to eight graduate students. Two primary criteria are used to judge nominees: (1) the overall strength and impact of the applicant’s achievements in research or creative work as a graduate student at Syracuse University, and (2) the strength and impact of the applicant’s proposed presentation of research or a creative work.
To apply for this award, complete the Graduate Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Work application. Required for a complete submission are a personal statement, presentation abstract, CV, and letter of support from your faculty advisor. If selected, recipients are required to provide a 10-minute presentation of the proposed work. Details of the presentation will be provided to the grant recipients.