6th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Awards

6th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Awards

The Loft at UCSD: Tuesday, April 5, 2016,  5 to 7 pm

Complimentary appetizers and drinks will be provided

Now accepting nominations!! Have your department submit your nomination between February 1 and March 1 to win $500 in recognition of your research!

Each department is eligible to nominate one student currently engaged in innovative, interdisciplinary research. Awardees will receive a monetary award of $500 and present their award-winning research at the 2016 Interdisciplinary Research Awards this coming April.

Departments must submit all nomination and application materials by email to vpacademic@gsa.ucsd.edu between February 1, 2016 and  March 1, 2016.

Students should submit all application materials to their graduate department or program coordinator.

Application Requirements:

  • A student-written letter of interest (ideal length: 500-700 words) describing an interdisciplinary research project, as well as how they intend to explain their research to a diverse, non-expert, audience.
  • Curriculum vitae or academic resume
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty members, preferably members of the student’s committee and/or thesis advisors. These letters must be from faculty in two different departments.
  • One letter of recommendation from an UCSD student describing the ability of the applicant to communicate his or her research.


The 2016 Interdisciplinary Research Awards Ceremony will be open to all students, staff, and faculty at UCSD as well as members of the community that wish to attend; therefore, the winners should be able to explain their research and its implications in a way that is accessible to all attendees.

Please direct questions to GSA VP Academic:

Teresa Zimmerman-Liu

Frieda Daum Urey Fellow in Sociology

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Graduate Student Association



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