Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Award Opportunity: 2010 Thomas C. Wiegele Interdisciplinary Dissertation Completion Award

Applications Sought

2010 Thomas C. Wiegele Interdisciplinary Dissertation Completion Award

Qualified NIU students are encouraged to apply for the 2010 Thomas C. Wiegele Interdisciplinary Completion Award. The award is offered annually to a Ph.D. student who is writing a dissertation that bridges two academic fields.

Eligible applicants for the award must…

· Be working on a dissertation that is interdisciplinary in nature: either bridges two disciplines (e.g. history and biology), or bridges two fields within a discipline (e.g. comparative politics and biopolitics).

· Be working on a dissertation that has been accepted by the applicant’s dissertation committee.

· Complete an application form, 1-12 page resume, and a 200 word statement that describes the interdisciplinary nature of the dissertation.

The 2010 recipient will receive a $1000 award, a certificate, and recognition at the political science commencement ceremony. The 2008 recipient was Umeshkumar Patel, whose dissertation bridged physics and chemistry.

Applications are due February 16. Interested students should request applications from:

Thomas C. Wiegele Award Committee

c/o Sarah Lindell

Department of Political Science

415 Zulauf Hall

Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, IL 60115

Questions may be directed to slindell@niu.edu, 815-753-1013.