Garr Cutler Energy Prize

Garr Cutler Energy Prize
The Garr Cutler Energy Endowment was established by Dr. Garr Cutler, a University of Utah graduate, now of Eugene, Oregon, which funds The Garr Cutler Energy Prize of $1,500. The prize is awarded by the Graduate School.

To apply for the Cutler Energy Prize, a University of Utah graduate student must provide a reprint of a published paper or preprint of a manuscript submitted to a peer-reviewed journal, which, in the Garr Cutler Energy Prize Selection Committee’s opinion makes a significant contribution in an area of energy.

“Energy” is broadly defined to include ecological, sociological and legal matters related to energy, as well as issues in the research and development of energy resources and/or facilities. The Prize is announced at spring commencement.

Any matriculated graduate student who is enrolled and officially working toward a graduate degree in the Graduate School or in a professional school or college at the University of Utah is eligible to apply for the Prize subject to the following conditions:

  1. The student will have substantially completed all the work on the manuscript while registered as a graduate student at the University and within the academic year prior to submission of the paper.
  2. The applicant must be the sole or principal author of the manuscript. If the graduate student is not the sole author, an accompanying letter from the applicant’s advisor precisely explaining other authors’ contributions must be included with the application.
  3. The paper may be one that has been published in a peer-reviewed journal or submitted for publication, or written in a form suitable for publication. If a pre-print, a statement noting which journal it will be submitted for publication must be attached. Note: A thesis for an advanced degree provides far more detail and background information than is ordinarily possible in a published paper and will not be accepted or considered. However, a succinct paper based upon the thesis research is acceptable.
  4. A paper that is strictly a review is not acceptable. A critical review introducing original ideas and analyses is acceptable.
  5. An introductory portion of the paper must make clear the significance of the research to persons not in the student’s academic discipline. Students are advised that a committee of faculty members representing a variety of disciplines selects the recipient for the Garr Cutler Energy Prize. A paper not clearly communicating to the entire committee its focus on an area of energy is unlikely to be successful.

A paper may not exceed 20 double-spaced pages of text (12 pt. font size or larger, not including appendices, tables, figures and references). The graduate student’s faculty advisor must submit a statement certifying that the application satisfies all eligibility requirements.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please list your faculty advisor and their email address.
  2. Please upload your manuscript (in PDF or Word document format), not to exceed 20 double-spaced pages (12pt. font size or larger, not including appendices, tables, figures, and references). The graduate student's faculty advisor must also submit their reference certifying that this application satisfies all eligibility requirements.
  3. Please provide the name and email address of you faculty mentor. This individual will be emailed and asked to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf.