Graduate Division is proud to showcase the groundbreaking contributions of our exceptional graduate students.
Stay tuned for more information about our 2024 competition!
To get a preview, go to our Grad Slam 2023page and watch the 2023 The Future of Research video!
Grad Slam is a UC-wide public speaking competition and professional development opportunity in which graduate students describe their research or creative project in three minutes, with a maximum of one PowerPoint slide, to a non-specialist audience. Participating students are supported through public speaking workshops and feedback sessions, and progress through several preliminary and semi-final rounds. Contestants have the opportunity to win up to $5,000 at the UCR level, and another $7,000 at the UC-wide level of competition.