Each year, the Spriestersbach Prize winners become the University of Iowa's nominees for the Council of Graduate Schools/University Microfilms International Distinguished Dissertation Award. This national award is the most prestigious dissertation prize in the country.
Iowa has five national winners, more than any public institution. Thirteen more Iowa nominees have been finalists in the competition.
Humanities & Fine Arts, Music
Biological Sciences, Physiology
1997—Susan Behrends Frank
Humanities & Fine Arts, Art History
Humanities & Fine Arts, English
Social Sciences, Psychology