The Dissertation of the Year Award

The Dissertation of the Year Award

Call Status

Soliciting Interest

Deadline for Participation

Sunday, July 11, 2021 (All day)


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. 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).

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 defended their dissertations between September 2019 and July 11th, 2021 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.


Dissertation Chairs may nominate their students by applying via this site.

Deadline: Applications are due by July 11th, 2021.

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