Nominations Sought for Rising Researcher Student Awards

Nominations are open for the fall 2019 Rising Researcher student award program. Sponsored by the vice chancellors for research and engagement and university relations, the Rising Researcher program seeks to highlight the campus’s most promising undergraduate student researchers and scholars and to publicly acknowledge their excellent work.

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 Oct. 1.

More Information and the nomination form may be found at Research Next

Further questions should be directed to Karen J. Hayes at