Call for Proposals: Research Seed Funding Program and Technology Development Innovation Fund

Dear Colleagues,

UC Irvine’s Provost, Vice Chancellor for Research (VCR), and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs (VCHA), together with the Executive Director of the Institute for Innovation, are pleased to invite UC Irvine faculty to submit applications to the Research Seed Funding Program and Technology Development Innovation Fund. Up to $1.75M will be made available through these programs, to fund efforts aimed at increasing the likelihood of success of extramural research or center proposals from Federal, state and other sponsors, or to support projects that show promise for commercialization.

Awards will be available within three tracks: Track 1 Single and Multi-Investigator Research Projects, Track 2 Research Center Proposal Development, and Track 3 Technology Development Innovation Fund. Tracks 1 and 2 will have TWO deadlines in FY ‘16: Nov. 18, 2015 and Mar. 16, 2016. Track 3 will have a single FY ’16 deadline: Nov. 18, 2015.

For guidelines and further information, please visit:

For inquiries regarding Tracks 1 or 2, please contact Jill Yonago Kay, Director, Research Policy at 949-824-1410 or or Greg Ruth, Manager, Communications, at 949-824-0372

For inquiries regarding Track 3, please contact with Graham Threadgill, Institute for Innovation Industry Liaison,

We are excited about the potential for this program to catalyze an array of new funded research efforts across the campus, and contribute to UC Irvine’s ascendance as a globally preeminent research University!


Provost and EVC Enrique J. Lavernia, PhD

Interim Vice Chancellor for Research James W. Hicks, PhD

Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine Howard J. Federoff, MD, PhD

Executive Director, Institute for Innovation, Richard Sudek, PhD

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