The Esther L. Kinsley Award was established through a bequest to the Indiana University Foundation by Esther L. Kinsley, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Indiana University. She taught civics, history, and economics at Shelbyville High School for 40 years. According to plans developed by faculty committees and approved by the Graduate Council, each degree granting program of The University Graduate School may nominate one “truly outstanding” Ph.D. dissertation for consideration by the Awards and Financial Aid Committee of the Graduate Council. The committee will consider such criteria as originality, documentation, significance, accuracy, organization, and style.
More information such as eligibility requirements, application process, deadline, etc. can be found on the University Graduate School website, Internal Awards, Grants and Other Funding Opportunities.
Please note: Applicants must submit their applications to their department for review. Departments are required to submit the nominations.