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Nominations Sought for Rising Researcher Student Awards

Nominations are now open for the fall 2021 Rising Researcher student award program. The Rising Researcher award is designed to raise the profile of our most promising undergraduate students and to publicly acknowledge their excellent work. The program is co-supported by University Relations and Research and Engagement.

UMass Amherst undergraduate students in good academic standing who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in their area of study are eligible for the award.

Faculty members are encouraged to nominate eligible students who are under their supervision. Nominations submitted by faculty members or administrators other than the student’s advisor are permitted, but must include adequate information about the nominee’s research and scholarly accomplishments on which the selection committee can base their decision.

Students receive an acrylic award, publicity about their achievement in campus communications and an opportunity to meet the chancellor at a special reception in their honor.

The nomination deadline is noon on Thursday, Sept. 30.

More Information and the nomination form may be found at on the Rising Researcher webpage.