Rising Researcher Award

ABOUT THE AWARD
The Rising Researcher award is designed to raise the profile of our most promising undergraduate students and to publicly acknowledge their excellent work. The program is co-supported by University Relations and Research and Engagement. See www.umass.edu/gateway/rising-researchers to learn more and read about previous honorees.
 
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE AWARD?
Undergraduate students (first year – senior) who excel in research, scholarship or creative activity.
 
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION?
Faculty members are encouraged to nominate eligible students who are under their supervision. Students are also required to submit supporting documentation. More information and nomination forms can be found online.
 
WHAT ARE THE SELECTION CRITERIA?
Eligible students will be exceptional undergraduates who have demonstrated leadership and impact in their chosen area of study. Impact can take the form of research results/scholarly publication; innovation/entrepreneurial activities that may lead to the development of technology or formation of a business; or significant contribution to a creative work such as a book, collection of poetry, musical composition, or theater/dance production. 
 
RECOGNITION 
Students will receive a custom-engraved award to signify this honor and are profiled across multiple media channels, including the UMass website. There will be an event to celebrate the student honorees and their faculty mentors during the spring semester.