Graduate Catalog 2003-2004
Travel funds available through the departments are used to encourage and support graduate student attendance, participation, and paper presentations at regional and national conferences and professional meetings. To be eligible for a travel award, graduate students must (1) be fully admitted (i.e., without conditions) to a BGSU graduate degree program, (2) be in good academic standing, and (3) be enrolled at the time of the conference (preference is given to graduate students registered for at least 12 hours).
Support funds available through the departments are intended to assist graduate students in meeting expenses of their research or creative activities. Awards may be made to (1) Ph.D. candidates engaged in dissertation research, (2) master’s students involved in thesis research under Plan I, and (3) M.B.A. students completing research projects for GBA 691. Only one award per degree may be granted. In order to be eligible, applicants must (1) be in good academic standing, (2) be enrolled at BGSU (preference is given to graduate students enrolled for at least 12 hours), and (3) have an approved topic. Applicants whose research involves collection of any kind of information from or about people by survey, interview, testing, observation, examination, specimen collection, or review of records must obtain prior approval from the Human Subjects Review Board. Applicants whose research involves laboratory animals must obtain prior approval from the Animal Care and Use Committee.
Applications for professional travel and/or thesis/dissertation support should be made directly to the graduate coordinator of each unit receiving funds. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to prevent delays in their research.
The Graduate Student Senate supports the annual Shanklin Award competition for the best graduate student research papers in three areas: arts and humanities; social sciences; and mathematics, life, and physical sciences. Finalists give public presentations and receive cash awards for first and second places. The competition takes place during the spring semester and the review committees are comprised of faculty and graduate students. Students should contact the Graduate Student Senate for more information.
Distinguished Thesis and Dissertation Awards
The Graduate College grants a Distinguished Thesis and a Distinguished Dissertation Award annually to honor outstanding research at the master’s and doctoral levels. These awards consist of a student honorarium, a certificate of citation, and an award of recognition for the thesis/dissertation advisor. In addition, award winners automatically become the Graduate College nominee for various other regional and national awards. For more information about the awards and nomination procedures, contact the Graduate College.