Applications will be accepted starting today (April 6, 2020)and continuously until available funds are expended About this Emergency Seed Funding Opportunity  In light of the emergence and spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in California and beyond, the statewide funding programs of the University of California Office, of the President (UCOP) Research Grants Program Office…

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Dear Colleagues, We are gratified and uplifted by the enormous interest on the part of the campus community to reallocate/repurpose needed equipment to the UCI Medical Center (UCIMC) as they respond to the COVID-19 crisis. In an effort to coordinate internal reallocation/repurposing of these items and assist UCIMC with their urgent need for personal protective…

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Dear Colleagues, In my March 17, 2020 message to UCI’s research community, I informed you of the need to ramp down and curtail UCI’s research activities.  Now, with Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-33-20 (EO), all individuals living in the State of California are required to stay home or at their place of residence until further notice “to…

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Dear Colleagues: The COVID-19 crisis and the rapidly-changing circumstances associated with it are presenting unprecedented challenges to our research enterprise.  UCI’s research community has risen to these challenges, and I greatly appreciate all that you have done so far in response to this crisis.  Driven by the rapidly escalating situation in the State of California,…

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Dear UCI Colleagues: As the recent message from Chancellor Gillman noted, extensive planning and decision making is underway at UCI to deal with the arrival and spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the U.S. which causes the COVID-19 disease. I write to you with information and planning for the continuity of our research activities and…

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In June, 2019, the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor created a funding program called the “Research Growth Fund” and began accepting proposals from the Deans.  The goal of the Fund was to identify specific opportunities for investment in our campus that would lead to growth in research.  The program was administered by the Vice Chancellor…

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Dear colleagues, We are pleased to share the exciting news that UCI researchers have received the most support in campus history – $441 million in grants and contracts – for fiscal year 2019, a 22 percent increase over previous year totals. Of this total, $267 million was from federal government sources, also an all-time record…

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Dear Colleagues: Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Justice issued two indictments against Huawei, a top Chinese telecommunications company for stealing trade secrets, bank fraud, money laundering and sanction violations. Additionally, the government views engagement with Huawei as a broader national security threat and has placed the company on the Bureau of Industry and…

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On May 16, 2019, the Department of Commerce (DOC) added Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (along with seventy-two non-U.S. affiliates) to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) Restricted Entity List (REL). The U.S. takes this action when foreign persons and entities have engaged in activities contrary to U.S. national security and/or foreign policy interests.  Being placed on…

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