Penn TA Prize

Who is the best Grad Student Teacher you ever had?

Recognizing excellence in teaching by graduate students across the University, the Penn Prize seeks nominations specifically from undergraduate and graduate students. This is your opportunity to acknowledge graduate students who, through their dedication to teaching, have had a profound impact on your education at Penn. Ten awards will be made.

Nomination: Why is your nominee the best TA or graduate student instructor of record you ever had? Effective nominations will speak specifically about what the TA/instructor did to help you learn. Please describe your TA/instructor's teaching practices and explain the impact they had. Such details will help the awards committee to evaluate how different graduate student instructors facilitate student learning. To this end, your nomination should have a minimum of 50 words.

Submit your nomination at:

Nominations will be open until 11:59pm on 2/10/2023.

Questions may be directed to Ian Petrie (