July 10, 2020


SUBJECT:    Call for Nominations - Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring and Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar

I am pleased to announce the call for nominees for the 2020 Chancellor's
Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring and the
Chancellor's Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar Award.

Each year, these awards are given in recognition of the exceptional
postdoctoral scholars and mentors who contribute to making UC San Diego
one of the best research institutions in the nation. UC San Diego
Postdoctoral Scholars are individuals who have recently completed a
doctoral degree and, under the oversight of a faculty mentor, continue
research training in preparation for a career in academe, industry,
government, or the nonprofit sector.

*Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring*

Faculty mentors who provide guidance, support and inspiration to
research and career excellence are essential to the success of the
postdoctoral scholar. This award honors and encourages faculty mentors
who serve as effective advisors, advocates, role models, and colleagues
who consistently promote and actively engage in the many forms of
mentorship. This award will provide the principal nominating
postdoctoral scholar with $500 to support attendance at a professional
association or society meeting that relates to their research interest
or to enroll in a course that will advance their career development. The
faculty mentor will receive $1,000 to support mentorship for their
research group, an engraved plaque and a congratulatory letter from
Chancellor Khosla. A total of two awards will be given in 2020.

*Chancellor's Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar Award*

This award recognizes postdoctoral scholars who exemplify UC San Diego's
research mission -- to strive for and advance the frontiers of research,
provide leadership and mentorship to the next generation, and
participate in their professional development through service, training
and scholarship. The award will provide $1,000, an engraved plaque and a
congratulatory letter from Chancellor Khosla. A total of two awards will
be given in 2020.

For more information or to nominate a candidate, please visit:

The nomination period is open and the deadline for receipt of complete
nomination packets is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 3, 2020.

All awardees will be honored at a virtual Awards Ceremony during Postdoc
Appreciation Week on Thursday, September 24, 2020 and on a perpetual
plaque that resides in the office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

If you have any questions, contact the Office of Postdoctoral and
Research Scholar Affairs via email at

Sandra A. Brown
Vice Chancellor for Research