Amazon gift cardEvery day, on and off the Berkeley campus, thousands of our graduate students conduct fascinating research or pursue professional projects. Few of you are shy about sharing, so you are invited to tell us about what you are doing and discovering this semester. 

If your essay is selected for publication in GradNews — this e-newsletter that reaches more than 10,000 Berkeley graduate students each month — you will receive a $100 Amazon gift card.  Up to ten authors may be selected!

Your submission should:

  • be written in an engaging style (not as an academic report)
  • illuminate your personal motivation for pursuing your research
  • be understandable to the general public
  • be 1,000 words or less
  • include photos

To enter the contest, complete this form. You will receive a link to a Box folder where you can upload your article by Monday, March 11, 2019.