Every year, the GSC gives out four Institute Awards to be presented at the Institute Awards Convocation. The awards are:
- Graduate Teaching Awards (for each school)
- Frank E. Perkins Award for Excellence in Graduate Advising (for each school)
- Edward L. Horton Fellowship Award
- Irwin Sizer Award for Most Significant Improvement to MIT Education
Nomination of students and faculty for these awards offer a unique opportunity to honor these individuals for their invaluable contributions to graduate students and to thank them for their efforts. A complete nomination requires a supporting statement not to exceed one page or 500 words. Although there are no hard and fast guidelines, a strong nomination is likely to include a high-quality statement clearly describing relevant accomplishments, any specific task, and/or incidents reflecting the nominee’s dedication and genuine interest. Multiple letters of support from different individuals strengthen the nomination.
More information about these awards can be found on the GSC website.