Graduate Awards

HHS Awards

HHS Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award

HHS Outstanding Doctoral Student Award

The Health and Human Sciences Outstanding Doctoral Graduate Student Award was developed to annually recognize the outstanding Ph.D. student within the College based on research excellence.  An annual award of $1000 will be presented to a student who has exhibited outstanding ability in scholarly activities, service to his/her department and to the College, and promise for a productive career in his/her field.   

  • Applications from a faculty member are due to the unit graduate program director by Feb 21.

HHS Outstanding Masters Student Award

The Health and Human Sciences Outstanding Masters Graduate Student Award was developed to annually recognize the outstanding Masters student within the College based on research excellence. An annual award of $500 will be presented to a student who has exhibited outstanding ability in scholarly activities, service to his/her department and to the College, and promise for a productive career in his/her field.  

  • Applications from a faculty member are due to the unit graduate program director by Feb 21.

Teaching Academy Graduate Teaching Award (formerly the CETA award)

The selection process for the Teaching Academy Graduate Teaching Award occurs at the departmental level. The specific number of departmental awardees is based upon total number of graduate teaching appointments within a department. The allowed awardees will be provided in the spring semester, with a nomination date around March.

Compton Graduate Student Research Methods Training or Professional Development Award

The purpose of this award is to provide small stipends to support graduate students from the College of Health and Human Sciences for training in research methods beyond the courses offered at Purdue University that will enhance their dissertation research or to attend a workshop/conference focused on professional development. The award is in honor of Dr. Norma Compton’s 14 year service as the Dean of the School of Consumer and Family Science. The Compton Graduate Student Research Methods Training or Professional Development Award is open to doctorate level Health and Human Sciences graduate students involved in research under the guidance of faculty in the college of Health and Human Sciences. Each recipient will receive an award to cover up to $500 of expenses.

  • Applications from the student is due to unit graduate program director by Oct 5  or March 1

Compton Graduate Student Research Travel Award

The purpose of this award is to support graduate students from the College of Health and Human Sciences who have been selected to present research findings in a poster or oral format at a regional, national, or international conference. The award is in honor of Dr. Norma Compton’s 14 year service as the Dean of the School of Consumer and Family Science. The goals of this award are to promote the dissemination of the graduate student’s research and for improvement of their communication skills. The Compton Graduate Research Travel award is open to Masters or doctorate level HHS graduate students involved in research under the guidance of faculty in the college of Health and Human Sciences. Each recipient will receive an award to cover up to $500 of travel expenses.

  • Applications due to unit graduate program director by Oct 5  or March 1

National

Successful examples of these grants are available through the HHS Dean’s Office. Please complete the request form and return it to hhsadresearch@purdue.edu.

If you submit one of these grants, you can apply for a small cash bonus from the Purdue Graduate School. The HHS Dean’s Office will also be providing a small cash bonus for submissions. Please complete the request form and return it to hhsadresearch@purdue.edu.

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