Department and University Awards for Graduate Students

There are several awards programs in the Department and University for graduate students.

Each year at Honors Day the Department gives the Kenney Award to the outstanding graduate student in mathematics. The Department also gives the Sang Kil Nam Scholarship Award to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student in Mathematics.

The Department has one free one-year membership in the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and several one-year American Mathematical Society (AMS) memberships. Each year the Director of the Mathematics Graduate Program awards these to the most qualified eligible graduate students. Priority for these goes to second-year M.S. students. No student will receive the award more than once.

Each year, the Graduate College holds a university-wide competition for the Graduate Student Teaching Assistant of the Year. The Department may nominate up to three students for this award (two in mathematics, one in statistics).

Also administered by the Graduate College is the Doctoral Student Scholar Award for outstanding work by a Ph.D. candidate. The recipient receives recognition and a $1,000 prize at the Graduate Hooding Ceremony.

Each summer, the Graduate College offers a number of Graduate Student Summer Research Assistantships. For details, please contact the Graduate College.

Each fall, the University initiates a Student-Faculty Research Program. Students (junior/senior undergraduates and first year graduates) may apply for funding of a joint research project with a faculty member. Funding - including a stipend and supplies - is given for either the spring or summer. Application to this program is competitive, and requires submission of a proposal for review by a faculty panel. More information, including deadlines, application forms, etc. is available from UVM's Office of Sponsored Programs (on their web site as well).

Each year the Graduate College hosts a Graduate Student Research Day around April 1st. Students engaged in research projects are strongly encouraged to participate.