GSA Events

Calendar of Events


GSA has traditionally put on some annual events for the benefit of the graduate student population.

Here is a consolidated list of these events:

  • GSA Free For All - Fall, Winter and Spring
  • GSA Interdisciplinary Research Awards
  • GSA Graduate Student Career Conference
  • GSA Community Awards

Graduate Student Career Conference

The Graduate Student Career Conference is typically held in the Spring Quarter and has prestigious keynote speakers, and separate panels for all the different divisions of graduate student specializations at UC San Diego.

You can find everything about the most recent conference here.

GSA Community Awards

The Community Awards are a way for the graduate community to honor those at UCSD who exceed expectations in their contributions to graduate student life. The award ceremony celebrates faculty, staff, and students who go out of their way to make being a graduate student at UCSD a little easier. The awards are held annually near the end of the Spring Quarter. Please click here for more details!

Interdisciplinary Research Awards

3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Research Awards

Held April 4, 2013
The nomination period is open! WIN $500 in recognition of your research!

Each department is eligible to nominate one student currently engaged in innovative, interdisciplinary research. Awardees will receive a monetary award of $500 and present their award-winning research at the 2013 Interdisciplinary Research Awards this coming April.

Departments must submit all nomination and application materials by email to no later than March 1, 2013.

Students should submit all application materials to their graduate department or program coordinator.

Application Requirements:

  • A student-written letter of interest describing an interdisciplinary research project, as well as how they intend to explain their research to a diverse, non-expert, audience.
  • Curriculum vitae or academic resume
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty members, preferably members of the student’s committee and/or thesis advisors. These letters must be from faculty in two different departments.
  • One letter of recommendation from an UCSD student describing the ability of the applicant to communicate his or her research.
The 2013 Interdisciplinary Research Awards Ceremony will be open to all students, staff, and faculty at UCSD as well as members of the community that wish to attend; therefore, the winners should be able to explain their research and its implications in a way that is accessible to all attendees.