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Beyond Meat Dissertation Award
The Beyond Meat Dissertation Award recognizes innovative dissertation research in natural science fields related to sustainable plant-based food. One to two $5000 awards may be granted each year. Awardees will be selected by a faculty committee based on exceptional innovation in sustainable plant-based food and significant contributions of the dissertation research. See the Beyond Meat Dissertation Award for eligibility and additional details. Nominations for Spring 2023 are due February 15, 2023 to Ms. Kaylee Cook at MUGradFellowshipNom@missouri.edu.
MAGS Excellence in Teaching Awards
University of Missouri is a member institution of the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) and as such is eligible to submit a nomination annually for the MAGS Excellence in Teaching Awards for master’s students and doctoral students. Departments/interdisciplinary graduate programs are invited to submit no more than three nominations to the Graduate School, with up to two nominations per category (master’s and doctoral). Nominations are due each year December 1. If December 1 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then nominations are due on Monday.
Donald K. Anderson Teaching Assistant Award
This rewards current students with a teaching assistantship who demonstrate excellence and lasting impact in the classroom, positive attitudes and personalities, enthusiasm and commitment, and mentorship to peers and/or undergraduates.
Donald K. Anderson Research Assistant Award
Rewards current students with a research assistantship who demonstrate excellence and lasting impact through contributions to scholarship, future promise as a scholar, originality, imagination, satisfactory progress toward a degree, and research mentoring to peers.
Mary Elizabeth Gutermuth Award for Community Engagement
The Mary Elizabeth Gutermuth Award is bestowed on a graduate student whose scholarly and/or creative activity demonstrates a commitment to community service through engaged scholarship.
Sandra K. Abell Science Education Award
The Sandra K. Abell Award was created to honor Sandi Abell’s memory and to recognize the outstanding achievements of a graduate student pursuing a PhD in the life or physical sciences who has demonstrated a passion for both teaching and research.
Nancy and Bill Laurie Scholarship
No application is necessary; the recipient is notified by the Office of Financial Aid.
- Graduated from a high school within the State of Missouri
- Enrolled full-time as a graduate student
- Demonstrates financial need
One or two students are selected for the award each year.
Robert N. Epsten Scholarship in International Studies
The Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award Foundation
The Robert N. Epsten Scholarship in International Studies consists of a $10,000 award from the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award Foundation and the MU Graduate School. The scholarship is given to one exceptional graduate student on our campus who is majoring in the fields of international relations, public service, political science, diplomacy, history or the humanities, reflecting President Truman’s interest and involvement in those areas.
Eligible applicants are current MU graduate students:
- in good standing and making good progress in their degree program,
- majoring in the fields of international relations, public service, political science, diplomacy, history or the humanities, reflecting President Truman’s interest and involvement in those areas,
- and who will be enrolled as a full-time student in the upcoming Fall semester.
The recipient of the scholarship will attend an awards banquet hosted by the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri (date TBD).
Application Deadline: February 15, 2023 by 5 PM
SEC Emerging Scholars Program
The SEC Emerging Scholars Program is designed to provide professional development and networking opportunities for current and recently graduated doctoral students who are considering careers in higher education. The workshop is meant to encourage top scholars – with attention to contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives – to seek out employment and mentorship within SEC member universities.
Workshop: October 1-4, 2023
Hosted by the University of Arkansas
Applications due May 11, 2023, 11:59 PM