Awards

UNLV Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award

The Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award recognizes graduate students who have demonstrated strong pedagogical skills and successfully taught at least two complete classes as the instructor of record in the last 3 years at UNLV. The award is only for students who teach at UNLV. The UNLV Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award nominations are due to the Graduate College by December 1st, 2020. Students are required to submit their application via their Grad Rebel Gateway portal. The Graduate College will accept one nominee from each College. Students see your college for their application deadline. Only complete applications will be considered. All masters and doctoral students are eligible for consideration, subject to the guidelines provided. The 1st place winner will be given a $2,500 award, the 2nd place winner will be given a $2,000 award, and the 3rd place winner will get a $1,500 award.

UNLV Graduate College Outstanding Thesis & Dissertation Awards

Eligible projects for this year's Outstanding Thesis and Outstanding Dissertation awards are those successfully defended between August 1, 2019, and August 1, 2020. Nominations are due to the Graduate College by December 1st, 2020. Colleges can submit their nomination via the online form.

Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs is responsible for the Nevada Regents' Scholar Award. Please visit the Awards & Recognition page for additional information including application materials and deadline. See a list of previous winners.

Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS) & ProQuest Awards

The Western Association of Graduate Schools (WAGS) partners with ProQuest to accept nominations in four award categories. They include:

  1. Innovation in Technology Award
  2. Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award STEM
  3. Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award Non-STEM
  4. Distinguished Master’s Thesis and/or Final Master’s Capstone Project Award in the Creative, Visual and Performing Arts

Each academic college/school may nominate no more than one outstanding project/thesis/dissertation for each of the aforementioned applicable categories. Nominations are due Aug. 1, 2020. Learn more.