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2017-18 Provost's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

The Provost's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research honors Binghamton University students who have excelled in research, scholarship and creative activities that extend beyond traditional course work. Two awards will be made, each consisting of a certificate of achievement and an award of $750. Students awarded Honorable Mention will receive a certificate of achievement. All recipients will be invited to the annual student awards luncheon in the spring semester.


Any undergraduate at Binghamton University who is graduating during the 2017-2018 academic year and is in good academic standing is eligible.

Criteria for Nomination

The award honors excellence in faculty-mentored research and creative activities by undergraduate students that go beyond traditional coursework. These activities can be in any field; the nature of the endeavor will be defined by the academic discipline. At least a portion of the research/creative activity must have been performed under the supervision of a Binghamton faculty member.


The nomination deadline is March 16, 2018.  Please send nomination materials to Valerie Imbruce.

Nomination Requirements

  • Nominations must be made by the unit’s (school/department/program) undergraduate director or chair.
  • Each unit may nominate only two undergraduate students
  • Nominees must be in their senior year and will graduate during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Nomination Packets

Complete submissions must include:

1) Letter of nomination from the unit/department

2) A current résumé/CV

3) At least three letters of recommendation

4) Supplemental Information:        

To be completed by the student nominee and reviewed by the nominator.                                             

(Click HERE for a printable template) 

      • Student's name
      • Student's class year
      • Student's email
      • Name of the faculty mentor(s) who supervise(s) the research/creative activity
      • Description of independent research/collaborative research/creative activities
      • List and brief description of past and present experience(s), including the duration and nature of involvement.
      • Papers/posters presented, publications, exhibits, performances
      • Nominee's response to the following question: What are your professional aspirations and how has this research experience assisted you in achieving these goals? (200-300 words)

Meet the 2017 Provost's Award Recipients


Anne Taylor 

Anne Taylor
Harpur College, May ‘17
Major: Integrative Neuroscience
Research interest: movement disorders
Research mentor: Christopher Bishop


Carle Wirshba

Carle Wirshba
Harpur College, May ’17
Majors: Music and Integrative Neuroscience
Research interest: music composition
Research Mentors: Daniel Thomas Davis

Click here to read about previous Provost's Award Recipients

Last Updated: 1/4/18