The United Government of Graduate Student (UGGS) is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the annual Graduate TA/GPTI Excellence Awards for 2017-2018

This competitive award recognizes the teaching-related work of graduate students inside the classroom and beyond. The awardees will be publicly recognized during an event at the end of this semester. The award also consists of a monetary prize of $400 dollars. 

Click here to complete the nomination form. Nominations close on April 16th at 11:59 pm. The Award Ceremony will take place on April 23rd at 6:00PM (Location TBA). 

Please note that this year graduate students may nominate their peers for the award. Self-nominations, however, are not allowed. 

We invite you to circulate this invitation in your departments as we continue to recognize the hard work that fellow graduate students do every year. Please note that nominations may be submitted only for teaching experience prior to the Spring semester of 2018. Experiences for this semester are not eligible. Students may not nominate their current TA/GPTI.

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