Instructions for Faculty Nominators

The deadline for faculty nominations was Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.

Instructors supervising extraordinary undergraduate work completed for credit in Harvard College during the 2018–2019 academic year may nominate one student project for the Hoopes Prize by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Please note that this is a firm deadline. It is the nominator’s responsibility to ensure that all components of the nomination form are submitted on time; incomplete applications will not be considered.

To nominate a student project:

1.  Fill out and submit the online Faculty Nomination Form (login required).

If you cannot access the Faculty Nomination Form, please contact the Prize Office at prizes at

2.  Attach and upload the required two-paragraph project evaluation with the Faculty Nomination Form. 

One paragraph should describe the project, explaining its broader significance and estimating its likely effects on future work in the field. The other paragraph should describe the conception of the project, the independence and originality displayed by the student, and the extent and nature of any advisor supervision. If the work was produced collaboratively, the student’s role in the work should be specified. The evaluation will not be shared with the nominee.

3.  Notify your student of your nomination so that he or she can complete his or her part of the application process by the prize deadline.

Please take a moment to read through the Frequently Asked Questions about the Hoopes Prize.