General Information and Application Instructions


  • Graduate Student nominees must be currently registered.
  • Post-doctoral fellows must be currently employed at UC Davis.
  • Nominees may be associated with any major, college or school at UC Davis.

Graduate Students/Post docs may be nominated by:

  • Undergraduate students
  • Post docs, graduate students or staff
  • Academic senate or federation members

Nomination Instructions:

  • No more than one nomination letter, per candidate, may be submitted.
  • The nomination letter may be no more than 2 pages long, 12 point font, single spaced.
  • No more than two supporting letters, per candidate may be submitted.
  • Supporting letters may be no more than 2 pages long, 12 point font, single spaced.
  • Candidates are evaluated by the Chancellor’s Award Selection Committee.

Submission Instructions:

The nominator uploads the letter of nomination online and lists up to two supporting letter writers.  An email will automatically be sent to the supporting letter writers asking them to upload their letters of support.  However, the nominator should solicit supporting letters well in advance of the deadline. Please use the following file naming format for your letter:

candidatelastname_firstinitial_nomination.pdf or candidatelastname_firstinitial_letterofsupport.pdf

Contact Information:

Tammy Hoyer, Assistant Director
Undergraduate Research Center