Award Opportunities

  • Postdoctoral Appreciation Luncheon

    Postdoctoral Appreciation Luncheon

  • Postdoctoral Appreciation Luncheon

    Postdoctoral Appreciation Luncheon

  • Postdoctoral Appreciation Luncheon

    Postdoctoral Appreciation Luncheon

  • Postdoctoral Appreciation Luncheon

    Postdoctoral Appreciation Luncheon

“The greatest strength of any university is its people, and we have the best at UC San Diego.” – Chancellor Pradeep Khosla

Congratulations to 2016 Chancellor's Award recipients!

Each year, these awards are given in recognition of the outstanding postdoctoral scholars and mentors who contribute to making UC San Diego one of the best research institutions in the nation.

Chancellor's Awards 2016

From left to right:

  • Professor Anita Raj, Ph.D.
  • Samuel LaBarge, Ph.D.
  • Laura A. Berner, Ph.D.
  • Professor Seth M. Cohen, Ph.D.

They were honored on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at the Postdoc Appreciation Luncheon and Award Ceremony.

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring

Description: Excellence in Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring Award honors faculty who serve as effective advisors, advocates, role models, and colleagues for their postdoctoral scholars.

Deadline: September 2, 2016

Award Amount: Principal nominating postdoctoral scholar will receive $500 to support attendance at a professional association or society meeting that relates to his/her research interest or to enroll in a course that will advance his/her career development.  Faculty mentor will receive $1000 to support mentorship for his/her research group. A total of 2 awards will be given.

Directions:  Click here for Nomination Guidelines and to download Mentor Nomination Form

Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Scholar Award

Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Scholar Award

Description: The Postdoctoral Scholar Award recognizes exceptional UC San Diego Postdoctoral Scholars for their outstanding research, demonstrated leadership and mentorship, and participation in scholarly activities.

Deadline: September 2, 2016

Award Amount: Two awards of $1000 each to support attendance at a professional association or society meeting that relates to his/her research interest or to enroll in a course that will advance his/her career development.

Directions:  Click here for Nomination Guidelines and to download Postdoc Nomination Form

Postdoctoral Association Research Symposium Awards

Postdoctoral Association Research Symposium Awards

Description: The Postdoctoral Research Symposium is organized by the Postdoctoral Association (PDA) at UC San Diego in collaboration with the Office of Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholar Affairs. All postdoctoral scholars at UC San Diego are invited to present their research. Awards have been made available by the PDA to postdoctoral scholars that best present their research to a broad audience of peers, faculty, graduate students, undergraduates and staff.

Oral Presentation Awards: Eight abstracts will be selected from the abstract submissions for the Research Awards for an oral presentation competition. If an abstract is not selected for oral presentation, it may still be selected to compete for poster awards.

  • Award Amounts: $300 for best oral presentation, $200 for the second place, $100 for third place. Each finalist will have ONE SLIDE to give a 5 minute oral presentation.

Poster Presentation Awards: Poster abstracts will be selected from the abstract submissions for the Research Awards.

  • Award Amounts: Three awards of $100 the best poster presentations.

Poster Slam Award: Poster abstracts will be selected from the abstract submissions for the Research Awards.

  • Award Amount: Three awards of $100 the best poster slam. Poster slam presentations consist of a ONE MINUTE, ONE SLIDE presentation.

Deadline: Thursday, September 29th, 2016 at 10 PM EXTENDED to Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Directions: Click here for abstract submission form** or visit the PDA Research Symposium website for guidelines, contacts and eligibility.

**Postdoctoral scholars may opt out of oral presentation selection by indicating such on their form.

Postdoctoral Scholar Dependent Care Professional Travel Grant

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