The Chancellor’s Award for Postdoctoral Research recognizes the important contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to UCLA’s research mission. Awardees will each receive a plaque and a stipend in the amount of $7,500. This prize was established in 1998 to recognize the important contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to UCLA’s research mission.

The procedures for nominating a postdoctoral scholar for this prize are outlined here. All faculty are encouraged to participate in the nominating process.

Nomination Materials: A dossier comprised of the following must be submitted.

  • Department Chair’s letter of submission
  • Faculty mentor’s cover letter
  • Up to two supporting letters of recommendation
  • Research abstract
  • Research citation
  • Nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae
  • Publications
  • A recent photo of the nominee

Chairs and unit directors are responsible for pre-screening the nominations to ensure that no more than two nominations are submitted to the final selection committee. Chairs are also encouraged to establish a point person(s) that are responsible for the coordination of the collection of all nomination materials listed above. Large departments or institutes with 35 or more scholars may nominate up to 3, and those with 60 or more scholars may nominate up to 4.

Deadline: 5:00 pm, PST, Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Submission Location: Send the complete PDF dossiers to pmcdonald@grad.ucla.edu.

Recognition: All nominees and their mentors will be recognized at the UCLA Postdoctoral Research Awards Ceremony on April 13, 2021. Those selected to receive the awards will be notified in advance of the event. This event will bring together postdoctoral scholars and faculty research mentors from a variety of academic areas to honor the contributions of our postdoctoral researchers.

If you have any questions about eligibility, please contact Lori Ishimaru (Coordinator, Postdoc Scholar Appointments) at postdoc@grad.ucla.edu.

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