Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

The Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, coupled with the Dean Keith Simonton Prize, is an annual award instituted in 1994.  The award recognizes outstanding undergraduate students for their research, scholarship or creative activity tied to any academic subject and performed while at UC Davis.  

Each year up to two graduating seniors who have filed for the June graduation date and who have completed outstanding research, scholarship or creative activity tied to any academic subject while at UC Davis are awarded the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. The award will be announced and a special plaque and $500 will be awarded at the Chancellor's Award Reception in June.  

Nominations are also accepted for the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research for a faculty member and also for a graduate student/Post-Doc.

ANNOUNCING THE 2020 CHANCELLOR'S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH RECIPIENTS!

CHANCELLOR'S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH & DEAN KEITH SIMONTON PRIZE RECIPIENTS:

Hana Minsky, Global Disease Biology

Izzie Rosenblatt, Animal Biology

Eric Thai, Political Science

HONORABLE MENTION:

Tara Allison, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Spanish

Dominik Aylard, Cell Biology

Jonathan Do, Environmental Toxicology

Natalie McDonald, Cultural Anthropology and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

Alyssa Parr, Economics

Tania Quintana, American Studies, Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies and Psychology

Matthew Self, Physics

Saranjit Uppal, History

CHANCELLOR'S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MENTORING UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH, FACULTY RECIPIENTS:

Gina Bloom, English

Kristina Horback, Animal Science

Soichiro Yamada, Biomedical Engineering

CHANCELLOR'S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MENTORING UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH, GRAD STUDENT/POST-DOC RECIPIENTS:

Didem Sarikaya, Evolution and Ecology

Sarah Adcock, Animal Science

 

CHANCELLOR'S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH - STUDENT AWARD

 

The next call for application submissions will be in March 2021.

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CHANCELLOR'S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MENTORING UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH - FACULTY AWARD

 

This annual award was instituted in 1994 as a way to emphasize the importance and visibility of faculty’s contribution to the excellence in mentoring and advocacy for undergraduate research. The successful candidate must be exceptional for his/her contribution to the education of undergraduates in research.  The recipient will be announced at the Chancellor's Award Reception in June with winners receiving a special plaque and $500 award.

The next call for application submissions will be in March 2021.
 

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CHANCELLOR'S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MENTORING UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH - POST-DOC AND GRADUATE STUDENT

 

This annual award was instituted in 2015 as a way to recognize the critical contributions of individuals at the graduate and post-doc level in relation to the excellence in mentoring and advocacy for undergraduate research. The successful candidate must be exceptional for his/her contribution to the education of undergraduates in research. The recipient will be announced at the Chancellor's Award Reception in June with winners receiving a special plaque and $500 award.

The next call for application submissions will be in March 2021
 

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