Math Department Graduate Student Awards Information

The UK Mathematics Department gives graduate student awards annually. Every graduate student is automatically considered for every award. Award recipients are selected by the faculty on the Mathematics Graduate Program Committee based on the annual progress reports that students submit in February. Any graduate student who is interested in receiving summer support from the department should apply for a summer Teaching Assistantship, as summer fellowship support awards are not based on any one factor (e.g., seniority, conference talks given, papers submitted, service to the department, etc.), and thus no student is guaranteed to be selected for fellowship support.

Below is a list of the awards given to graduate students, including a brief description of each.

Enochs Scholarship in Algebra

  • The Enochs Scholarship in algebra, established in honor of Professor Edgar Enochs by many
    friends and doctoral graduates of Professor Enochs, is awarded each year to outstanding
    doctoral students in the field of Algebra.
Mathematics Department Fellowship
  • This award recognizes outstanding research by a doctoral student.

Royster Teaching Assistant Award

  • The Wimberly C. Royster Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award is given to outstanding
    Teaching Assistants who have completed qualifying examinations and have been teaching
    assistants for no more than eight semesters.
Clifford J. Swauger, Jr. Graduate Fellowship
  • The Clifford J. Swauger, Jr. Graduate Fellowship, established by Janice S. Swauger and her
    children in honor of her husband and their father, Clifford J. Swauger, Jr., is awarded to
    graduate students in mathematics who will benefit by making progress during the summer
    toward the Ph.D. degree in Mathematics.

Mary Helen Fuoco Graduate Fellowship in Mathematics

  • The Mary Helen Fuoco Graduate Fellowship in Mathematics, established by Carolyn S. Fuoco Clausen in loving memory of her mother, Mary Helen Fuoco, supports one or more fellowship(s) for graduate student(s). Preference will be given to female student(s).

Summer Research Fellowships

  • These awards provide summer research support for doctoral students.

Summer Research Assistantships

  • These awards are made possible by external grants held by faculty members. (Note that summer research assistantship recipients are selected by faculty holding external grants, not by the graduate committee.)

In addition to these department awards, there are various awards given by the College of Arts and Sciences and by the Graduate School. More information can be found at the following links:

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