Call for Proposals: Research Seed Funding Program “Investing to Develop Center-Scale Multidisciplinary Convergence Research Programs”

Dear Colleagues:

Let me begin by wishing you a very successful and rewarding new year!

UCI’s new strategic plan articulates a very ambitious vision for the future of UCI research excellence and impact. New knowledge, deeper understandings, and creative efforts across all fields of inquiry, will be critical in addressing local, regional, national and global challenges and truly advancing our society. The plan sets the goal to “increase research expenditures to over
$500 million annually.” Achieving this goal will require us to increase our research enterprise by 50%.

A specific target is to increase our successes in multi-disciplinary, multi-investigator convergent research endeavors that pull together experts from various areas of excellence at UCI to capitalize on major research opportunities and address important societal needs. We should aim to attract large externally funded center-scale projects that enhance the UCI research profile.

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To help catalyze such collaborations that hold the potential for externally funded collaborative centers, we are announcing a new round of the UCI Research Seed Funding Program.

The Complete proposal guidelines are available on the Office of Research website here, and applications will be accepted through Friday April 14, 2017 via the UCI Review application portal.

UC Irvine faculty members who are eligible to serve as Principal Investigators may apply.  Only multi-investigator, multi-disciplinary teams and proposals are eligible.  Applications aimed at educational or service missions are not eligible.

Questions about this program may be directed to Hung Fan, Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives, 949-824-3079, or Jill Kay, Director, Research Policy, 949-824-1410, or Greg Ruth, Manager, Research Advancement & Communications, 949-824-0372,

I look forward to seeing the many exciting proposals submitted to this program.

Thank you.

Pramod Khargonekar, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Research

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