ETD Master’s Thesis Awards

2018 Master’s Thesis Award for Digital Scholarship

Innovative Application of Digital Technology to Scholarship in a Master’s Thesis


Graduate Deans or their designee(s) at CSGS member institutions may nominate one person whose thesis has been accepted in partial fulfillment of master’s degree requirements during the past  two academic years and/or summer sessions (Fall 2015 through Summer 2017) and have filed an electronic thesis.

$1,000 plus travel expenses for the awardees to attend the 2018 CSGS meeting in Fayetteville, AR where the award will be presented.


The Graduate Dean or designee shall provide the following materials as part of the nomination dossier to be received no later than November 16, 2017:

  • A web link to an electronic thesis;
  • Letters of endorsement from the major professor and either the Director of Graduate Studies, the Graduate Dean, or the Dean’s designee;
  • Certification by the Graduate Dean or designee that the thesis was approved in partial fulfillment of requirements for the master’s degree within the past two academic years and/or summer sessions (Fall 2015 through Summer 2017)
  • An abstract of the thesis (1-2 pages, double-spaced), prepared by the nominee
  • A brief resume or CV of the nominee (1-2 pages).

An electronic file (e-mail ) of the nomination materials should be submitted to the Committee Chair Dr. Jon Hakkila at, no later than November 16, 2017.

Evaluation Process
Each thesis will be reviewed by faculty members in the field from CSGS member institutions and will be evaluated on the basis of the use of technology in the presentation of the ETD, scholarship, research methodology, and contributions to the field or discipline.