The NDLTD—Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations--recognizes and supports innovative theses and dissertations and leadership within the ETD community.
The Innovative ETD Award supports current graduate students’ efforts to transform the genre of the ETD by creating innovative works through the use of, for example, research data management techniques and software to create multimedia ETDs. There may be up to three winners and each will receive $1,000 (US dollars).
Students are expected to use the awards to purchase specialized software, computer equipment or other technical support needed to produce or publish their innovative ETDs. Nominations should indicate how the award will support the application and integration of renderings, photos, data sets, software code or other multimedia objects in the ETD.
The ETD Leadership Award recognizes individuals whose guidance and vision has helped raise awareness of the benefits of open access ETDs and whose efforts have improved graduate education and research through ETDs. There may be two winners annually; each will up to $500 (US dollars) to attend the next annual symposium and complimentary registration.
Nominations should include details about the individual's ETD-related activities and how the nominee's leadership has made significant advances in the area of ETDs at the local, regional, national or international level.
Two annual awards for completed dissertations representing original work that makes an unusually significant contribution. Individuals must be nominated by a member institution.
Past award winners (PDF)
Presented annually to the author(s) of the best dissertation(s) in computer science and engineering, it is accompanied by a prize of $20,000 (the Honorable Mention Award: $10,000). Winning dissertations published in the ACM Digital Library as part of the ACM Books Series.
Recognizes contributions Reynolds’ to computer science. Presented annually to the author of the outstanding dissertation in the area of Programming Languages. The award includes a prize of $1,000.
Students from around the world are eligible completing the requirements for degrees in marketing- and buyer behavior-related topics. Awards are based on quality of the dissertation’s contribution to theory and practice, originality and appropriateness of the research method, technical competence in the execution of the research, and the value of the findings in contributing to knowledge in marketing.
The first-place winner receives a $1,000 cash prize from the Pritsker Corp., and invitation to present at the Industrial Engineering Research Conference.
This award (cash and plaque) recognizes exemplary research contributing to the theory or practice of adult development and aging. They must be current members or affiliates of the APA Division of Adult Development and Aging (Div. 20) and must have completed or expect to complete their doctoral dissertation June 1-May 31.
Recognizes outstanding recent doctoral candidates whose research contributes significantly to an understanding of some aspect of information science. The award encourages participation of new Ph.D.s in the activities of any professional association by providing a forum for presentation of their research and travel support. $1,000, plus $500 towards travel or other expenses contingent upon the recipient's attending the ASIS&T annual meeting, and a certificate.
CSGS offers two ETD awards annually