Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs

The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs is dedicated to creating a University-wide focus on graduate education and postdoctoral training by establishing good communication and working relationships with graduate schools, departments, graduate students, and postdocs. We collaborate on efforts to develop intellectually-stimulating environments for research, teaching, and service and to recruit, mentor, retain, and graduate a talented and diverse community of graduate students and postdocs. We believe a successful graduate experience relies on an ecosystem of support, including excellent faculty, competitive financial support, and opportunities for professional and career development.

Upcoming Events

Rodman Room A238, Thornton Hall
This is the final session of the PhD Plus Business in Society: Adding value with your PhD skills series. In this session, we will pull together your learnings from the course and apply them to…
Alumni Hall
Join us for the 2024 Grad Thesis SLAM final competition, taking place April 16 at Alumni Hall! The Grad Thesis SLAM (GTS) is an academic competition that challenges doctoral students to describe…
Alumni Hall
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The 2024 Postdoc Symposium is the annual event that showcases the work of UVA postdocs of all disciplines.



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The All-University Graduate Teaching Awards honor the university’s graduate students for their commitment to and excellence in undergraduate instruction.  The awards honor excellence in all forms of teaching conducted by graduate students, whether it occurs in a classroom, a laboratory, or in a studio.
The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs disseminates current information about various funding sources, and manages the selection processes for numerous internal and external fellowships and grants each year.