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Graduate Student & Professional Association Awards

  • Interdisciplinary Research Awards: Interdisciplinary Research Awards are awarded to UCSD graduate and professional students currently engaged in innovative, interdisciplinary research should consider applying! Each recipient will be awarded $500 and a certificate from the Graduate Division. Historically, recipients have also had the opportunity to present their research at an annual Interdisciplinary Research Awards Ceremony.


  • Chancellor's Dissertation Medal: GPSA, in coordination with the Graduate Division and the Office of Research Affairs, is seeking outstanding graduate students who have recently completed their thesis work at UC San Diego. Each department is eligible to nominate one student who has completed an outstanding dissertation in the past year. A committee of faculty assembled by the dean of each UC San Diego division will select a winner for their division. Historically, award winners have had the opportunity to be honored at commencement, where they received medals at the time of being hooded. Winners will be recognized as a recipient of the medal on the Graduate Division website.


  • Community awards: The Community Awards are a way for the graduate and professional student community to honor those at UCSD who exceed expectations in their contributions to graduate and professional student life. The award ceremony celebrates faculty, staff, and students who go out of their way to make being a graduate or professional student at UCSD a little easier.