General Information and Application Instructions


  • Nominees must be graduating from UC Davis in the 2016-17 year (fall, winter or spring), and/or eligible to participate in the June commencement ceremonies (i.e., summer 2017 graduates).
  • Nominees must have conducted their research under the direction of a UC Davis professor.
  • Nominees’ research may be in any major or academic subject at UC Davis.
  • Although there is no GPA requirement, students must be in good academic standing and must be considered an outstanding undergraduate researcher by their faculty research sponsor.

Students may be nominated by:

  • Faculty research sponsor (professor)

Letters of support may be written by:

  • Department chairs and/or program directors, faculty members
  • Staff members, post docs or graduate students

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:

When the student uploads his/her application online, an email will automatically be sent to the faculty nominator and any supporting letter writers named in the application.  However, students should notify their nominating faculty sponsor and any supporting letter writers of the deadline. Please use the following file naming format for your letter:

studentlastname_firstinitial_nomination.pdf or studentlastname_firstinitial_letterofsupport.pdf

Contact Information:

Tammy Hoyer, Assistant Director
Undergraduate Research Center