The Graduate School gives a number of awards each year to graduate students, faculty, and alumni to recognize their accomplishments. See each award below for nomination information and past recipients.

Dean's Awards

Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Recognizes the considerable efforts and accomplishments of faculty and graduate students who consistently serve as effective mentors.

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Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Recognizes graduate students who best exemplify the characteristics of effective college teaching as they prepare for lives of service, leadership, and teaching. In AY 22-23, this award will be made for each academic division. 

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Dean's Award for Inclusive Excellence

Acknowledges extraordinary achievements by departments and programs that help create an environment of inclusive excellence in graduate education.

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Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumni Award

Given annually to a graduate of a Duke University Ph.D. program who has distinguished himself or herself in service to their fields of endeavor, to Duke, and to society in general.

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Few-Glasson Alumni Society

Recognizes graduates of the school who have distinguished themselves through their career accomplishments, the potential of their current endeavors, or their support for graduate students and graduate education at Duke.

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