What are the Student Awards?
Each year Boston University Center for the Humanities gives awards ranging from $3,000 to $7,000 to distinguished undergraduate and graduate students. Starting with the March 2018 applications, Boston University Center for the Humanities will no longer accept self-nominations for undergraduate and graduate student awards. Each eligible department is charged with nominating two eligible students at both the undergraduate and the graduate levels and ensuring that the nominees apply by the deadline of March 1. The awards are given out in a ceremony the week before graduation in May. These awards are in recognition of outstanding academic work. They are not given to student organizations to support projects.
When is the application deadline?
The Graduate Student Awards application deadline is March 1.
Who can apply?
Student applicants must be nominated by departments. Students must have completed all Ph.D. requirements except the dissertation. Students who have won a graduate award in a prior year are not eligible to be nominated for another.
What if the deadline falls on a Saturday or Sunday?
By setting all our deadlines on the first or fifteenth of the month, we will sometimes have a deadline that falls on a Saturday or Sunday. In that case, we expect that all applications will be submitted before 9 a.m. the following Monday morning. Please do not ask us to consider late applications. Please urge those writing your letters of recommendation them to upload the needed letters by the application deadline.
How do I use your online applications?
Confidential letters (for all student awards and all fellowships) must be submitted directly to the InfoReady Review portal by the recommender. Please follow the instructions in the Reference Letter section of the application to request letters of recommendation well in advance of the application deadline.
How should my referees submit their letters of recommendation?
Confidential letters (for all student awards and all fellowships) must submitted directly to the InfoReady Review portal by the recommender. Please be sure to request these through the portal well in advance.
Are the Student Awards taxable income?
Student Awards are taxable income. Recipients are responsible for reporting the amount of their Award to the IRS. International students who receive Student Awards will be taxed on the Award in accordance with their home nation’s tax treaty with the United States.