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CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards

Award Overview


The CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards recognize Canadian doctoral dissertations that represent original work, making an unusually significant contribution to their disciplines. Two awards are given annually in rotating fields of study. Both methodological and substantive quality of the dissertation will be judged.

Two awards are given annually in two different broad areas (mathematics, physical sciences and engineering; and social sciences; and the biological sciences; and humanities and fine arts).

The 2022 fields of competition are:

  • Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Engineering
  • Social Sciences


All applicants must have completed and had their dissertation accepted by SGS between July 1 (up to two years earlier) and June 30 of the competition year.

Nomination Process

Graduate nominations for this competition occur in the Summer session.

Contacts & Resources

For further details and/or if you have questions about this award competition, please visit the CGS website or contact:

Carla Serpe
Acting Graduate Awards Officer
School of Graduate Studies