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


Our objective for this session is to discuss the various facets of a startup venture by way of the “buttons” that often get pushed during a startup pitch. Importantly, while a great pitch does not…

Zoom link will be provided Nov 3.

International Perspectives on Science Communication is a PhD+ discussion series about how science is communicated around the world. Our topic for December is the role of English as the primary…

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The application deadline for fellowships to be held during the 2021-2022 academic year is Monday, February 15th, 2021. More details on how to apply at the end of this page.

If you’re…

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Calling UVA graduate students! We’re still thinking about 2020, but it’s never too early to think about next year. Applications are now open for the 2021-2022 Praxis Program cohort. Applications…


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.