Research STAR Plan

The STAR Plan at UC Berkeley allows supervisors, managers, and other campus individuals to recognize special projects and achievements for non-represented and CX represented staff employees. Please submit signed nominations for Vice Chancellor for Research (VCR) units only on the completed STAR nomination form to Mel Mejia, via campus mail (119 California Hall #1500), email, or fax (510) 643-5620.

A staff committee will continue to review Achievement Awards then forward its recommendations to the VCR for final approval. An internal VCRO panel will review and award Spot Award nominations as we receive them.

Upcoming Research Deadline:

Friday, May 4, 2018 for the Spring nominating period

You may submit nominations any time between now and the current deadline. The committee will make final decisions on all awards within 2-3 weeks after each deadline. The VCRO will notify Managers, Supervisors and Nominators of employees who have received an award.  Award packets will be ready for pick up, and checks will be processed, for the MO pay cycle end dates, February 28 and May 31.

Useful Links:


  • 2017-18 (TBA)

Committee Members:

  • Lisa Bredenkamp, VCRO
  • Crysthel Catambay, IGS
  • Andrew Green, Career Center
  • Lorie Mariano, CITRIS
  • Marisa Mariscal, EH&S