Undergraduate Teaching Awards

The Quantrell Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

The Quantrell Award is one of the nation’s oldest prizes for undergraduate teaching established in 1937 to honor scholar-teachers who inspire students to become more enlightened thinkers and effective citizens of their communities and of our nation. Based upon nominations from students, the Quantrell Award honors three to six long-term, full-time UChicago faculty members who are tenured, on the tenure-track, or serve as Senior Lecturers. The awards include a cash prize and are presented at the College Diploma Ceremony in June. Read more about the Quantrell Awards and previous winners.

The Wayne C. Booth: Graduate Student Prizes in Undergraduate Teaching

The Booth Prize honors graduate students who have taught in a formal capacity in the College for at least two quarters. Up to four awards are given at the annual Honors Awards Reception. Read more about the Booth Prizes and previous winners.

To nominate your teacher:

Write a letter describing how the nominee has contributed to your academic success.  Please be sure to include the names of the nominee and course that inspired you. Submit in hard copy by April 5, 2019 to John W. Boyer, Dean of the College, Harper 241, or send via email to: dkoehler@uchicago.edu.


Contact Daniel Koehler, Associate Dean of the College, at 773.702.0121 or dkoehler@uchicago.edu.