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

Zoom meeting
PhD+ is hosting a condensed version of our NSF GRFP Summer Workshop Series on Wednesday, August 24 at 3:00 PM. The two-hour GRFP Fall Bootcamp will provide insight into what reviewers are looking for…
Location and modality (i.e., in-person, zoom, or hybrid) TBD based on responses to the sign up poll below.
PhD+ FALL WRITING RETREATS: Need a quiet place to work on your GRFP or other fellowship application materials, but enjoy the social support of working alongside peers? Then join us for our Fall GRFP…
Virtual (please RSVP to receive session information)
As researchers and scholars, we deal with data every day. This 90-minute session led by PhD Plus partners from UVA’s Health Sciences Library will make your life easier by helping you adopt good data…
Robertson 258, School of Commerce
This is the first session of the 5-week PhD Plus Fall 2022 Foundations Series.  SESSION DESCRIPTION In this session, we will discuss and uncover “the hidden curriculum” of graduate school to help…


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.