Max Kleiber Prize

About the Award

This prize was established to honor the sixty-year career of Professor Max Kleiber at the University of California, Davis, in recognition of his outstanding success in elucidating metabolic relationships in intact animals. The award is made to a nominee who best represents the characteristics and high standards of scholastics and professional ethics that guided Professor Kleiber’s career. The dissertation must involve original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to one or a combination of the areas of biochemistry, nutrition, or physiology. 

  • SELECTION CRITERIA
  • Selection will be based on an abstract of the dissertation prepared by the nominee that clearly describes the hypothesis underlying the study, how it was tested and the physiologicalsignificance of the major conclusion(s). The dissertation must involve original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to one or a combination of the areas of biochemistry, nutrition or physiology.
  • ELIGIBILITY
  •  The nominee must have completed all requirements for graduation during the current 2020-21 academic year. DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: February 28, 2021 by 11:59pm
  • SUBMISSION MATERIALS
  • Required Materials
    Applicants must submit a PDF of the following materials:
    1. Cover page naming the candidate, graduate program, dissertation chair, thesis title, degree and graduation date. 2. A concise abstract consisting of a maximum of 3 pages, double-spaced, in 12 point type. It must be prepared by the nominee and cover the points in the SELECTION CRITERIA as noted above.

    Optional Materials
    1. Figures, charts, and tables of data may be appended to the abstract to support the nomination.
    2. A letter from the dissertation chair describing the nominee’s scholarly qualities and the contribution that her/his studies have made to the discipline(s).
    3. Additional letter(s) of support are recommended, but not required.
  • AWARD AND SUBMISSION DETAILS
  • The Max Kleiber Prize consists of:
    • $1,000 award
    • Announcement of the awardee in the Graduate Studies Commencement program

    The completed application must be submitted via e-mail no later than 11:59 pm on February 28, 2021 to Kathryn Raley at knraley@ucdavis.edu. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Kathryn Raley in Graduate Studies.