Robert J. Glushko Prize for Undergraduate Excellence in Cognitive ScienceThe Robert J. Glushko Prize recognizes undergraduate excellence in Cognitive Science. It will be awarded each year to an undergraduate Cognitive Science major who is engaged with the Cognitive Science community at Northwestern University and has achieved excellence in one or more of the following ways:
- outstanding achievement in coursework across the Cognitive Science curriculum;
- independent, original research that contributes to cognitive science, culminating in a paper and/or an oral research presentation;*
- sustained engagement with and contribution to faculty-directed research, as a research assistant, culminating in a paper and/or an oral research presentation.*
Eligibility: All Northwestern students majoring in Cognitive Science are eligible.
Application: All eligible students are encouraged to submit an application via email to the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Cognitive Science Program. Applications will be reviewed by the Glushko Prize Committee.
To apply, students must submit:
- A personal statement (one page, double-spaced) that highlights the student’s achievements demonstrating excellence in Cognitive Science. Students who are highlighting involvement in faculty-directed research must name the faculty mentor and time period of their research assistantship.
- One letter of recommendation from a Northwestern faculty member affiliated with the Cognitive Science Program.
Application deadline: first day of Spring Quarter
Award: The recipient of the Glushko Prize will be announced early in the spring quarter, and will be invited to present at the Cognitive Science Fest held in the latter part of Spring Quarter. The awardee will be recognized at Cognitive Science Fest and will receive a certificate and a cash prize of $500.
With any other questions about the award, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies