Institute Awards

 

Each year, the Graduate Student Council gives input in the decision-making process of four Institute Awards, to be presented at the Institute Awards Convocation .

The four GSC Institute Awards are:

  • Graduate Teaching Awards (for each school)
  • Frank E. Perkins Award for Excellence in Graduate Advising
  • Edward L. Horton Fellowship Award
  • Irwin Sizer Award for Most Significant Improvement to MIT Education.

Winners will be notified before the Awards Ceremony. Please do not email inquiring about recipients.

Nomination of students and faculty for these awards offer a unique opportunity to honor these individuals for their invaluable contributions to graduate students and to thank them for their efforts. A complete nomination requires a supporting statement not to exceed one page or 500 words. Although there are no hard and fast guidelines, a strong nomination is likely to include high quality statement clearly describing relevant accomplishments, any specific task, and/or incidents reflecting nominee’s dedication and genuine interest. Multiple letters of support from different individuals strengthen the nomination. Nominations Process

Deadline: 5pm, March 14th (Friday), 2014 Please submit your nomination(s) using the following method:

  • Online Submission .  You will need MIT web certificate for this. The nominations open on Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014.

Please direct any questions to gsc-awards[at]mit[dot]edu

About the Awards

Graduate Teaching Awards

The Graduate Teaching awards are presented each year to a faculty member and/or a teaching assistant from each school (Architecture and Planning, Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Engineering, Sloan School of Management, Science, and Health Sciences and Technology) for excellence in teaching graduate courses (listed G and/or H in the course catalog).

Frank E. Perkins Award for Excellence in Graduate Advising

The Frank E. Perkins Award is presented to a faculty member, who as a graduate student advisor, demonstrates unbounded compassion and dedication towards students. This Award is named in the honor of Frank E. Perkins, Dean of the Graduate School from 1983-1995.

Edward L. Horton Fellowship Award

The Edward L. Horton Award is presented to any student(s) or student group that fosters fellowship within the graduate student community. The award is named in the honor of Edward L. Horton, a graduate student in Physics, to honor his spirited contributions to graduate student life at the Institute.

Irwin Sizer Award for Most Significant Improvement to MIT Education

The Irwin Sizer Award is presented to a member or group in the Institute community to honor significant innovations and improvements to MIT education. The award is named in honor of Irwin W. Sizer, Dean of the Graduate School from 1967-1975.