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The Distinction in Research & Creative Works is a University award (see the University description here: https://ccl.rice.edu/students/learn/undergraduate-research/distinction-in-research-and-creative-works/) for select undergraduates, granted at commencement, which appears on the transcript and diploma.


More specifically, in Cognitive Sciences, this award recognizes Rice B.A. recipients who have contributed a substantial research discovery.  A formal description of the research (e.g., a submission-ready manuscript, or a CSCI 390 final paper) with a detailed accounting of the nominee’s contribution and those of other authors is sufficient.  Applicants must also be in good academic standing and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30 in courses completed at Rice.  Note that students who complete a Cognitive Sciences honors thesis (CSCI 481/2) automatically qualify for this distinction although they too must apply for it, in accordance with University policies.

Required Application Materials:

* Declaration of intention to apply for this distinction. This can be a brief, one-page essay explaining why you are qualified to receive this award.  Please include your research experience!

* Documentation of research achievement in the form of published papers, theses, pre-publication manuscripts, or electronic files of presentations (PowerPoint or poster).

* A supporting letter from the research advisor which should detail the student’s research accomplishments and intellectual contributions.




Deadline for Final Submission of Materials: April 15, 2017


Please send all application materials to Carrie Smith: <psyc@rice.edu>