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 Online Events


This is the third session of Level 3 of PhD+ STEM Future Faculty

In this session, learn about the different stages in the interview process (screening and on campus interviews), and how to…


This session will start with a lesson on communicating like a consultant using a technique known as the Pyramid Principle.  This session will also build upon the intro to the case interviewing…


This is part of Level 2: Skills Training of PhD Plus Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Future Faculty module.

In this session, we will have UVA alum, Ph.D.'15, Dr. Laura Alexander,…


This is the second session of the PhD+ Fall 2020 Foundations series. 

The challenges in graduate school and Postdoc training may cause significant stress, anxiety, and imposter fears. In…


8 graduate students were awarded fellowships, and 2 received honorable mentions. Congratulations to all!

All current graduate and professional students are encouraged to follow the latest updates and communications on the University response to COVID-19.  


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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.