Nomination Process

The following materials need to be attached as one PDF file when submitting the nomination form below.

  • Nomination statement that describes the nominee's discovery/innovation from their PhD dissertation research, the translation into real-world ventures, and the broader societal impact. 
  • Two-page curriculum vita of the nominee.
  • At minimum, two letters of support from cognizant faculty members, staff or parties from within and external to the University that substantiate the impact of the nominee’s dissertation research. Note: at least one letter of support must be from within the University and where possible, all letters should include anecdotes about the nominator’s interactions with the nominee.
  • Other information relevant to the award.
  • Self-nominations are encouraged.

Click here for the Nomination Form

Deadline: TBD

Selection: A selection committee will be convened in partnership by Associate Dean Mary-Ann Mycek (Graduate Education), Associate Dean Steven Ceccio (Research), and Interim Executive Director Jonathan Fay (Center for Entrepreneurship). Notifications are generally sent 2-3 weeks following the nomination deadline.

Questions about the Arbor Networks PhD Research Impact Lecture and Award can be directed to