The Dissertation of the Year Award

The Dissertation of the Year Award

We are excited to invite Dissertation Chairs to nominate their successfully graduated doctoral students for the Dissertation of the Year Award. This award program was developed to recognize excellence in dissertation work among our doctoral students. The University of Phoenix, College of Doctoral Studies students who have passed their dissertation defense (with only minor revisions) are eligible for this yearly award. Four awards will be given out, one per each doctoral program (Doctor of Education, Doctor of Business Administration, Doctor of Management, Doctor of Health Administration, and PhD Nursing).

Awardees will be invited to present their research at the annual Knowledge Without Boundaries Research Summit, where they will also be recognized. Awardees will receive a certificate commemorating their hard work.

Students who graduated in the prior year may be nominated by their Dissertation Chairs. Students cannot nominate themselves, they must be nominated by their Dissertation Chairs, and can only be nominated once.

Application: Dissertation Chairs may nominate their student by completing this application and submitting it along with the student’s full dissertation to this site.

Deadline: Applications are due by June 30, 2023.

If you have any questions, contact Dr. Mansureh Kebritchi at: