Awards & Honors

National Awards

Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship 

The Clare Boothe Luce Program stands alone as the single most significant source of private support for women in science, engineering and mathematics. Clare Boothe Luce, the widow of Henry R. Luce, was a playwright, journalist, U.S. Ambassador to Italy, and the first woman elected to Congress from Connecticut. She appreciated, however, that many women face obstacles in their chosen professions. In her magnificent bequest establishing this program, she sought “to encourage women to enter, study, graduate, and teach” in the sciences (including mathematics) and engineering. 

NSF Pre-doctoral Fellowship 

The longest running education program offered by the National Science Foundation is the Graduate Research Fellowship, which provides funds and national recognition to university students working toward careers in science or engineering. 

NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant

The National Science Foundation funds graduate work towards the Ph.D. degree through its Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant. 

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards are awarded for doctoral-level training to promising applicants with the potential to become productive, independent investigators.

Society Recognition

Research societies often recognize achievement by students during National and International meetings.

Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

The Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate. The Bouchet Society seeks to develop a network of preeminent scholars who exemplify academic and personal excellence, foster environments of support, serve as examples of scholarship, leadership, character, service, and advocacy for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy.

Foundation Awards

Research foundations and societies provide funds to support outstanding research by graduate students in many disciplines.   

University Awards

Harold N. Glassman Dissertation Award

The Harold N. Glassman Dissertation Awards are intended to honor truly distinguished dissertations in the sciences, social sciences and humanities – one award is available in each of the three broad disciplinary areas.  The awards will be given for truly distinguished scholarship only and should be seen as significant honors.  The tangible prize consists of a certificate and a cash award. More significant, though, is the respect given the dissertation by the dissertator’s mentor, committee and the senior faculty who reviewed the dissertation.

ARCS Fellowship

The Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation Fellowship Award is given for outstanding achievement and dedication to the study of science.

University Fellows

Healy Fellow

Georgetown University Student Research Day Award

The purpose of Student Research Days is to showcase the scientific research efforts of students and postdoctoral fellows at Georgetown University. 

Georgetown University Center for the Environment Grant

Department Awards 

Outstanding Graduate Student Award