The CAST Outstanding Graduate Student Researcher Award, Project Category, recognizes a significant research project conducted by CAST graduate students (individual or team).
Submissions must be made online using the application link above. A completed research project submission for award consideration includes the completed project (paper, summary, comprehensive description); the current resume for the graduate student including current mailing address, email, and telephone; and 1 letter of support for the project. The letter must address the following issues:
The research project must have been completed within the past one year (fall, spring, summer semesters) prior to the submission deadline.
Entries must be received in the CAST Dean's Office by 4:00 pm on the first Monday in October.
Each department may submit one (1) entry. The use of department guidelines in determining the entry from each respective department is encouraged.
Entries will be reviewed by the CAST Research Committee (CRC). The research will be evaluated using the following criteria:
The review will be completed and announced on or before November 1 each year. All entries will be ranked. The highest ranking project will receive the CAST Outstanding Graduate Student Researcher Award, Non-Thesis Category. The CRC may choose not to make the award in a given year.
The graduate student(s) directly involved with the research project that is chosen for the CAST Outstanding Graduate Student Researcher Award, Project Category (Non-thesis only) will receive a plaque acknowledging the award.