Provost's Award

Provost’s Award for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity

This award recognizes outstanding achievement in research and creative activity by undergraduate students as well as the importance of these experiences on campus. All undergraduate students and their faculty mentors are eligible for nomination by their school's dean. The Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education issues a call for nominations in January each academic year.


All undergraduate students and faculty are eligible.

Students are nominated to the dean of the relevant school by professors with whom they have worked and are then selected by the school for nomination to the Provost. Each school may nominate no more than two undergraduates in each category.

Eligible papers or projects may come from disciplines across the professions, social and applied sciences, arts, humanities, natural sciences and mathematics. The categories are conceived to be broad and flexible, and to embrace activity of diverse kinds. Nominations of students who have engaged in multidisciplinary work are welcomed. In such cases, please indicate all relevant categories.

The broad categories are:

  • Natural and Mathematical Sciences
  • Social and Applied Sciences
  • Professional Inquiry
  • Performing and Creative Arts
  • Humanities 

Faculty mentors interested in submitting a nomination should watch for information from their dean in early February.