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Deadlines

About Thesis Deadlines

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Student Research Day 2018

The Office of Student Research, in conjunction with the Dean’s Office, has established the following deadlines for theses submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation in May 2022. The deadlines ensure that

  1. students have sufficient time to complete their theses
  2. that there is sufficient time for rigorous departmental review and subsequent revision by students before final approval.

These deadlines are strictly followed. Students are strongly encouraged to submit their theses well before the Class of 2022 Thesis Deadlines below since this provides both students and the sponsoring departments more time for useful review and revision.

Thesis Deadlines

Class of 2022 Thesis Deadlines

Rolling deadline between December 17, 2021 – January 3, 2022 (December 17 is recommended)
First draft presented to thesis advisor

January 21, 2022
Final draft submitted to Departmental Thesis Chair for review and approval (with approval letter from faculty advisor)

February 25, 2022
Department Thesis Chair Approvals and Honors nominations due to Office of Student Research

March 4, 2022
Final Thesis (Honors Nominees Only) PDF to Student Research

March 11, 2022, or within two weeks of receiving Department Thesis Chair Approval. No later than April 22, 2022
Submission of approved, final version of thesis to the library via Proquest (all students meeting the above deadlines)

Students missing the January 21st deadline will be ineligible for honors, prizes, or Cum Laude at graduation. Details on the honors process are available on page 26 of the “Guide for Students and Faculty Sponsors”.

Extensions beyond the above thesis deadlines will be made only for special circumstances and must have the approval of the student’s thesis advisor, academic advisor, and the Departmental Thesis Chairperson. Such extensions, if granted, will carry the following ABSOLUTE Class of 2022 Thesis Extension Deadlines:

Thesis Extension Deadlines

Class of 2022 Thesis Extension Deadlines

March 25, 2022*
Submission of final draft to Departmental Thesis Chair for review and approval (with approval letter from faculty advisor)

April 22, 2022**
Submission of approved, final version of thesis to the library via Proquest

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY *
Any student whose thesis is received after the above Class of 2022 Thesis Extension Deadlines is at risk of not graduating and/or not starting residency on time.


Student Research Fellowship Deadlines

Fellowship Award Deadline
Summer Research Fellowship $6,459 May 6, 2022
Short-Term Research Fellowship $2,153/month

(2021-2022 Academic Year)

August 6, 2021 (Research Sept., Oct., Nov.)
November 5, 2021 (Research Dec., Jan., Feb.)
February 4, 2022 (Research Mar., Apr., May)
May 6, 2022 (Research Jun., July, Aug.)

One-Year Fellowship

$25,320 - TBD Varied