AWF announces the opening of nominations for its annual graduate student awards designed to recognize academic excellence and leadership potential among women students in the second year of graduate school or beyond. Nomination letters should comment on the strengths of a candidate’s academic record including (where applicable) their research, creative work, teaching, and service. Additionally, the letter should describe the candidate’s leadership activities.

In 2018, the AWF will select up to six recipients from among the schools on the Danforth Campus: Arts & Sciences, Brown School, Olin Business School, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, School of Engineering & Applied Science, and School of Law.

We encourage department chairs, graduate directors, and faculty members to send in their letters of nomination and a CV for each nominee to Professor Stephanie Kirk via campus mail (campus box 1077) or email ( no later than Friday, March 23, 2018. The winners will be announced April 12, 2018 and will receive a cash award and commemorative certificate during a reception May 1, 2018 from 4:00 – 5:30 in Umrath Lounge.