Dissertation Awards

Two awards are available to GSAS doctoral candidates who have completed their dissertations: the Bancroft Awards, for distinction in American history (including biography), diplomacy, or international relations, and the Salo and Jeanette Baron Prize, for distinction in Jewish studies.

Upon completion of the defense, the Chair of the Dissertation Defense Committee shall ask for nominations from members of the Defense Committee. In order to be accepted for final consideration for the Bancroft Awards and/or the Baron Prize, the vote must have the unanimous endorsement of the candidate's Dissertation Defense Committee.