The United Government of Graduate Student (UGGS) is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the annual Graduate Teaching Excellence Awards and Outstanding Research Assistant Award for 2019-2020

Nomination Procedures:

  • Anyone who is not a student of the nominee during the semester of nomination may nominate graduate students for the Teaching Excellence Award (TEA) or Outstanding Research Assistant Award (ORAA). This includes self-nominations.

  • Any member of the CU Boulder community familiar with a Graduate Student’s performance may nominate that Graduate Student for the TEA or the ORAA.

  • Nominations may only be accepted for individuals. Nominations that include multiple nominees will not be accepted. If a nominator or group of nominators wishes to submit nominations for multiple people, they must do so by submitting multiple, distinct, non-repetitive forms or documents.


Graduate Teaching Excellence Award: This competitive award recognizes the teaching-related work of graduate students inside the classroom and beyond. The awardees will be publicly announced. The award also consists of a monetary prize of 400 dollars. 

Click here to complete the Graduate Teaching Excellence Awards nomination form 

Graduate Outstanding Research Award: This competitive award recognizes the contributions of graduate students to both the research content and community. The awardees will be publicly announced. The award also consists of a monetary prize of 400 dollars.

Click here to complete the Outstanding Research Assistant Award nomination form 


Nominations close on May 15th at 11:59 pm.



Excellence Award By-Laws can be found here

Outstanding Research Assistant Award Rubric

Teaching Excellence Award Rubric

If you have any questions about the nomination process, please contact us at