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Robert F. Furchgott Society
Robert F. Furchgott Award for Excellence in Research
The Committee of the Faculty of the School of Graduate Studies has recommended that the School of Graduate Studies honor the graduate student whose research, as represented by the thesis document, is considered most outstanding among the cohort of graduate students who have defended their thesis within the past year. All students who have submitted a completed thesis between the deadline for graduation of the previous year and the deadline for graduation of the current year will be eligible for the award. The nominee must be nominated by his/her thesis committee and the nomination must be accompanied by a letter from the thesis sponsor that includes a statement of the student's role in designing, executing and interpreting the results of the thesis as well as a statement about the importance of the work described in the thesis. A faculty committee shall read the abstracts and supporting letters for each of the eligible theses. After selecting approximately 3 to 5 finalists to be considered, the committee (plus additional reviewers as necessary) will read the documents in their entirety and select the student whose thesis deemed most deserving of the award.
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