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July 31, 2019

Graduate School Presidential Dissertation Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Social Professions

2022–23 Nomination Deadline:  Tuesday, April 19, 2022; noon (PDT) The Graduate School Presidential Dissertation Fellowship assists Ph.D. candidates in the final stages of writing their dissertations. The 2022-23 Dissertation Fellowship is offered with the support of the University President and includes one quarter of UW state tuition and fees, GAIP insurance, and a stipend at…


June 28, 2019

Dissertation and Thesis Awards

The Graduate School is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the following 2022 awards: Distinguished Dissertation Awards Distinguished Thesis Awards WAGS/UMI Innovation in Technology Award Nominations are due 5 p.m. May 12, 2022. In fairness to all nominators, this is a firm deadline; no exceptions or extensions will be granted. Please send questions…


Distinguished Dissertation and Thesis Awards; WAGS/UMI Innovation in Technology Awards

Call for Nominations Information about the 2021 thesis and dissertation awards will be available March 2021. The Graduate School is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the following 2020 awards: Distinguished Dissertation Awards; Distinguished Thesis Awards; and WAGS/UMI Innovation in Technology Award Nominations are due 5 p.m. May 20, 2020.  In fairness to…


Access Options for Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs)

The Graduate School and the Libraries require that all UW theses and dissertations be submitted electronically for management efficiency, cost control, ease of dissemination, and long-term preservation reasons. In addition, your ETD must eventually be made available openly on the web. Your ETD will be hosted in both UW’s institutional repository, ResearchWorks, and in ProQuest’s ETD Database. …


Thesis/Dissertation

To graduate with a master’s (thesis program) or doctoral (dissertation program) degree, students are required to submit an Electronic Thesis/Dissertation (ETD) and a Committee Approval Form to the Graduate School through the UW ETD Administrator Site. ETDs are distributed by ProQuest/UMI Dissertation Publishing and made available on an open access basis through UW Libraries ResearchWorks Service. The…


June 14, 2019

What You Need to Know about Human Subjects and Animal Subjects for Dissertations

by Professor Emeritus Melissa Austin, Public Health Genetics; Marina Alberti, professor, Urban Design and Planning; and Woody Sullivan, professor, Astrobiology Research involving animals or humans is an essential component of many dissertation research projects. Knowing how to comply with regulations governing human and animal research is critically important to many graduate students. These regulations enhance academic…


Turning Your Dissertation into a Book

by Lorri Hagman, executive editor, University of Washington Press Interested in publishing your dissertation as a book? You will likely need to revise it extensively so it will appeal to a wider audience and compete in the literary marketplace. Here are some guidelines to help you in this process. Timeline Allow plenty of time! The review process can…


Forming an Interdisciplinary Dissertation Committee

by Professor Emeritus Melissa Austin, Public Health Genetics; Marina Alberti, professor, Urban Design and Planning; and Woody Sullivan, professor, Astrobiology Doctoral students in interdisciplinary programs face unique challenges in forming dissertation committees. Based on our experience as directors of three such programs (Public Health Genetics, Urban Design and Planning, and Astrobiology), we offer the following suggestions….


April 10, 2019

Near and Middle Eastern Studies Ph.D. student awarded Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship

The fellowship will support Will Bamber for a full year of writing as he completes his dissertation, “Fez & Sherwani: Consumption, Self-fashioning and Ottoman Influence in late Nineteenth Century South Asia.”


October 19, 2017

Navigating Licensing Options for a Thesis or Dissertation

Which license(s) should I use or create when publishing my doctoral dissertation?  – Anonymous  This week’s answer is courtesy of Elizabeth Bedford, scholarly publishing outreach librarian, Electronic Theses and Dissertations Congratulations on getting to the home stretch of your dissertation! As part of your degree requirements, you will be depositing your dissertation into ResearchWorks, UW’s…


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