The Postgrad Awards 2024

Here at FindAMasters and FindAPhD we want to reward people whose dedication, determination, and passion for their postgraduate work is outstanding. So, the Postgrad Awards were born! Now in their sixth year, these awards celebrate the hard work and innovation taking place in universities around the world.

📣 Deadline for nominations extended 📣

Nominations close on 31 May 2024 so get nominating for our five categories!

12 March 2024

Nominations open

31 May 2024

Nominations close

13 June 2024

Shortlist announced

July 2024

Judging day

September 2024

Winners announced

Who should nominate?

The Postgrad Awards accept nominations of students of any nationality who are pursuing Masters or PhD studies, as well as academics/teachers who mentor Masters or PhD students.

We also welcome submissions from any institutions, Graduate Schools, departments, faculties, or teams that are currently collaborating with Masters or PhD students on various projects, campaigns, or initiatives.

Looking for some inspiration? Be sure to check out the 2023 winners

What do the winners win?

Besides the obvious bragging rights, our student winners are awarded a cash prize of £500, an international platform to showcase their commitment to postgraduate study, and recognition from academic communities.

For academics and professional support staff, the Postgrad Awards bring invaluable exposure for university initiatives and academic outputs on our internationally-popular platforms.

To find out how to nominate, and for hints and tips on what to include, take a look at our FAQs and sample nominations


🏆 Masters Teacher of the Year

This award celebrates an individual who creates an exceptionally positive and encouraging learning environment, gives their students high-quality constructive feedback, is passionate about their subject, and always puts students first. Don’t forget to give examples of their impact!

🏆 Masters Student of the Year

Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond in their Masters? Who is not just highly motivated and passionate about their subject, but has also had a positive influence within their postgraduate community? This award recognises those who have really made a difference in the academic sphere and beyond. Whether they’re a pioneer in their subject area or they’ve done something exceptional in their extra-curricular activities, we want to hear about it.

🏆 Best Postgraduate Project or Campaign

New for 2024!

Are you proud of your efforts in postgraduate recruitment and student experience? We want to celebrate them!
Our 2024 Postgrad Awards aim to highlight excellence in marketing, recruitment, and initiatives that enhance the postgraduate student journey. Our new category for 2024 aims to recognise your hard work. Whether it's an outstanding marketing campaign, a value-adding initiative, or a successful wellbeing programme at your institution, we're eager to recognise your contributions.
Submit your entry and showcase how you’ve made a difference to the postgraduate student experience.
🏆 PhD Supervisor of the Year

This award recognises a PhD supervisor who goes out of their way to give their students an outstanding experience. They inspire their students to ask the big research questions, guide them with writing research papers and introduce them to novel and current research techniques.

🏆 PhD Student of the Year

Do you know someone who you think is one to watch in their field? Perhaps they’ve been integral to their research group or presented at international conferences or their persistence and motivation for their topic is unrivalled? This award recognises an individual PhD student who is an excellent and inquisitive researcher and has made a big impact on their peers and research community.

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