Graduate Departmental Recognition Awards
CLIVE GRANGER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
Six fellowships, named after Nobel Prize winner Clive Granger, are awarded each year for the most promising graduate student research. The fellowship carries a small stipend and allows the student to make more rapid dissertation progress by minimizing work obligations for a quarter. Nominations are made by the faculty running the thesis workshops (in consultation with their colleagues) and awards are made by the Graduate Committee.
- Qihui Chen
- Matt Gibson
- Matt Goldman
- John Rehbeck
- Nels Lind
- Tamara Sheldon
GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH SEMINARS (GSRS)
This award is targeted at encouraging the presentation of research projects at all stages of development; but ideally those which have not yet been presented. Projects do not need to be complete or submission-ready to be presented. In fact, presenting them early on is a great way to get the feedback you need early to keep the project on-track. Awardee is selected by a committee of peers.
- Kilian Heilman
TA EXCELLENCE AWARD
The Department annually recognizes graduate students for TA Excellence. These awards are intended as a tangible form of thanks to TA's who demonstrate great efforts as well as glowing teaching evaluations from both the undergraduates, graduates and their faculty supervisor. Nominations are solicited from the faculty and awards are made by the Graduate Committee. Awards are given out at the Fall departmental party.
- Vincent Leah-Martin
- Andrew Chamberlain 4th consecutive year
- Marina Kutyavina
- Andrew Walcher
- Oleksiy Mnyshenko
- David Coyne
WALTER HELLER MEMORIAL PRIZE (Best 3rd Year Paper)
The Department awards the Walter Heller Memorial Prize to the graduate student(s) with the best 3rd year paper. Given in memory of Walter Heller, this award serves to provide a concrete form of recognition to graduate students who are getting off to the best start on their research career. Nominations are solicited from the faculty teaching the final quarter of the third-year paper sequence. Awards are given out at the Fall departmental party.
- Qihui Chen, 1st prize, "Partially Linear IV Regression with Partial Identification"
- Shanthi Manian, Runner-Up, "Conflict and HIV Risk: The Impact of Mexico's Drug War"