Announcing 2019 Awardees of the New “Research Growth Fund”

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 for Research.  The Research Growth Fund awards were issued in September, 2019 and totaled $1.759M.  Please see the listing below for a description of the investments made. 

Henry Samueli School of Engineering Multidisciplinary Engineering Research Initative (MERI), a program to provide early-stage funding to groups of faculty who will pursue new multi-investigator opportunities in the key areas of focus in our campus strategic plan. 
School of Biological Sciences Request for Staff Support for Transgenic Mouse Facility AND Grant Development Fund for Assistant Professors in the School of Biological Sciences 
School of Education Resources building on and obtaining extramural support for the community partnership initiatives that the School has already launched in Orange County and the broader state of California. 
School of Humanities Support for Research Advances Faculty Grants, infrastructure enhancement, and a Research Programs Coordinator. 
Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences Dedicated grant writer 
School of Law Exploring the ways in which emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, are shaping and being shaped by the law. 
School of Medicine Growing Genomics and Microbiome Bioinformatics  AND Beyond the First Time RO1: Expanding Support Base for Competitive Proposals 
Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing Non-invasive Monitoring of Adrenal Suppression in Children Diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia 
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences New Approaches to Combat the Opioid Epidemic 
School of Physical Sciences Establishing a Machine Learning Nexus in the School of Physical Sciences 
School of Social Ecology Establishment of a Spatial Analysis Lab for Teaching and Research (SALTR). 
School of Social Sciences Creation of a Social Sciences Grant Writing Institute.