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Award Opportunities

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

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Each year, 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.

Nomination period for 2021 opens on July 15, 2021 and closes on August 2, 2021

Award finalists will be notified by the end of August 2021.

Finalists will be recognized and honored and the 2021 recipients for these awards will be announced at the virtual Awards Ceremony during Postdoc Appreciation Week on Thursday, September 23, 2021.

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: August 2, 2021

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 Application Guidelines, Process and Online Application

Chancellor’s Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar Award

Chancellor’s Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar Award

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

Deadline: August 2, 2021

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 Application Guidelines, Process and Online Application

Postdoctoral Scholar Dependent Care Professional Travel Grant

Postdoctoral Scholar Dependent Care Professional Travel Grant

Description: UC San Diego postdoctoral scholars may apply for program funds to cover expenses incurred for the postdoctoral scholar’s child- or adult-dependent care due to professional development travel.

Submission Period: At least 2 months and no more than 6 months in advance of travel dates

Award Amount: A maximum of $1000 per fiscal year (July 1 - June 30).

Directions: Click here for more information and to apply

Postdoctoral Association Research Symposium Awards

Postdoctoral Association Research Symposium Awards

The Postdoctoral Research Symposium is organized by the Postdoctoral Association (PDA) at UC San Diego in collaboration with the Office of Postdoctoral 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.

Visit the PDA Research Symposium website for guidelines, contacts and eligibility.