ETS/CGS Award for Innovation in Promoting Success in Graduate Education: From Admission through Completion

    This program recognizes promising efforts in initiating or scaling up innovations in graduate education that occur from admission through successful completion of a degree program. It is designed to link innovative admissions practices with other institutional practices including, but not limited to, mentoring, support programs, intellectual enrichment, and social support, that will improve student success once students are enrolled in their graduate programs.


    This award program particularly encourages innovations that promise to improve the success of a diverse and inclusive student population. The 2017 Request for Proposals will be posted in March 2017. Proposals will be due on September 8, 2017.


    2017 Request for Proposals (coming soon)


    Synopses of Winning Proposals


    Writing a Successful Proposal


    Webinar:  Winning Strategies for Diversity and Inclusion




    For a list of past awardees, please visit the ETS website.


    Gibeling, J.C. (2014) Mentoring at Critical Transitions: Faculty Professional Development to Promote the Success of Graduate Students.


    Becoming a Winner: Hints for Preparing a Successful ETS/CGS Award Proposal
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    Jeffery Gibeling (214 KB)
    Robert Augustine (340 KB)
    Karen Colley (705 KB)
    Karen Weddle-West (571 KB)



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    CGS is the leading source of information, data analysis, and trends in graduate education. Our benchmarking data help member institutions to assess performance in key areas, make informed decisions, and develop plans that are suited to their goals.
    CGS Best Practice initiatives address common challenges in graduate education by supporting institutional innovations and sharing effective practices with the graduate community. Our programs have provided millions of dollars of support for improvement and innovation projects at member institutions.
    As the national advocate for graduate education, CGS serves as a resource for policymakers and others on issues concerning graduate education, research, and scholarship. CGS members receive regular updates of legislative and regulatory proposals impacting graduate education and are provided resources to use in advocacy efforts on their campuses and with policymakers and other constituents. 
    CGS is an authority on global trends in graduate education and a leader in the international graduate community. Our resources and meetings on global issues help members internationalize their campuses, develop sustainable collaborations, and prepare their students for a global future.