Academic Awards

COSAM Academic Awards Information

Each year, the COSAM Associate Dean for Academic Affairs office oversees the nomination and selection processes for a number of academic and teaching awards recognizing undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty for their achievements.

Nominations may only be submitted during the month of November using the Qualtrics links on the COSAM Academic Awards Nominations pageStudents are encouraged to identify nomination and support letter writers before the nomination is submitted. This will ensure adequate time for processing letter requests before the departmental awards selection deadlines in January.


  • November 1 - 30: Nominations are accepted via Qualtrics (required information can be found within each award-specific survey)
  • December 1 - January 31: Departments process nominations/collect support letters and make:
  1. Selection decisions for Dean's Medalist and Outstanding Junior awards
  2. Recommendations for Comer Medalists, President's Award, GTA Awards, Faculty Awards, and International Student Awards.

PLEASE NOTE: Departments will have varying deadlines for the submission of support letters. Please check with the respective department representative (found in the Selection Procedures file below) for more information.

  • Mid to late February: Award recipients will be notified of their selection.
  • College-level awards are presented at the COSAM Honors Convocation in April.
  • University-level awards are presented at separate ceremonies throughout the Spring semester.


For more information:

View/download the comprehensive guide to COSAM Academic Awards (includes qualifications and nomination requirements). 

View/download the selection procedures for COSAM Academic Awards.


Submit nominations for COSAM Academic Awards