The Norwood R. Hanson Prize for outstanding graduate student papers is awarded annually by the department faculty. Students are encouraged to submit their work to the director of graduate studies by April 1. The prize recipients give a lecture in the department's colloquium series.
- 2021-22 Dan Li
- 2020-21 Becca Jackson & Elana Rakoff
- 2019-20 Evan Arnet
- 2018-19 Ali Mirza
- 2017-18 Meagan Allen