Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

The purpose of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society is to recognize outstanding scholarly achievement and promote diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate. The Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society seeks to develop a network of preeminent scholars who exemplify academic and personal excellence, foster environments of support and serve as examples of scholarship, leadership, character, service, and advocacy for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy.

Application deadline: January 31, 2021

Eligibility Criteria

Ph.D. students who reach dissertator status by the start of the Spring 2021 semester and postdoctoral researchers are eligible to nominate themselves for consideration as long as they exemplify the five Bouchet qualities:

  • Scholarship
  • Leadership
  • Character
  • Service
  • Advocacy for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy

How to Apply
ATTENTION POSTDOCS: WiSH is set up for current UW-Madison students only. Please send your nomination materials as a single merged PDF file to bouchet@grad.wisc.edu. For a list of all the nomination materials, visit https://grad.wisc.edu/diversity/bouchet/.

Benefits of being a Bouchet member

  • Travel to the Yale Bouchet National Induction Ceremony and Annual Conference
  • Acquire a new network of academic colleagues outside of your university and discipline
  • CV builder- you will be surprised who knows about Bouchet!
  • Campus leader- called upon to serve as a representative or participate in discussions about the graduate experience
  • Opportunities to share research work nationally and locally

The Graduate School
Supplemental Questions
  1. Choose from one of the following:
  2. Semester and year you obtained dissertator status (e.g. Fall 2020)
  3. Semester and year of entry to graduate program (e.g. Fall 2018)
  4. Please address how you embody each of the five Bouchet qualities (limit of 250 words each).
    • 1. Character
    • 2. Leadership
    • 3. Advocacy
    • 4. Scholarship
    • 5. Service
  5. Please upload a letter of recommendation from a leader, on campus or elsewhere, with knowledge of your character, leadership, advocacy or service qualities in PDF format.
  6. Please upload a letter of recommendation from your faculty advisor in PDF format
  7. Please upload your current CV/Resume
  8. Please upload a 250–500 word abstract (including purpose and background, methods, results, conclusions), single-spaced, 11- or 12-point font. For graduate students, the Submission Abstract form must be signed off by a faculty advisor who has reviewed the abstract, and it must include the title of the project, author name(s) and institutional affiliations. The Graduate School will use this abstract to submit your proposal to present at the Annual Yale Bouchet Conference on Diversity and Graduate Education.
  9. Please upload a 250-word biographical sketch, emphasizing your research and publications. For examples, visit https://grad.wisc.edu/diversity/bouchet/.
  10. How membership in the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society will benefit your academic and/or professional goals (limit of 250 words).
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