The UC Systemwide NAGPRA Committee is seeking nominees for two vacancies – one UC representative (must be affiliated with a Native American studies program) and one Tribal representative (must be from a federally recognized Tribe). These requirements are established by CalNAGPRA § 8026 (a)(2).
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On June 28, 2023, the Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities Roger Wakimoto welcomed nominations for the 2023-2024 Faculty Research Lecture. Being selected as a Faculty Research Lecturer is a recognition by peers for exceptional achievement in research and/or creative activities and provides the recipient an opportunity to share their scholarship broadly.
The UCLA Technology Development Group (TDG) is soliciting applications for the 2023 UCLA TDG x Aioi Cleantech for Mobility Pitch Day.
TDG seeks to sponsor research for clean technologies that improve the mobility and transportation ecosystems. Areas of interest include but are not limited to energy storage/batteries, energy generation/production, road construction, vehicle design, and vehicle operation. Other related areas are also encouraged to apply.
Accepted proposing teams will work with the TDG group to prepare for a pitch day December 6, 2023.
On June 2, 2023 UCLA celebrated the recipients of the Public Impact Research Awards at a reception. These awards were created by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Creative Activities (ORCA) and the Centennial Celebration for UCLA during UCLA's 100th year anniversary to recognize faculty whose research or other creative work has benefitted the public. This year’s recipients were:
The Director of UCNL So Cal Hub position is now open. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Research at UC Irvine, this person will lead, enhance, and increase collaborations between the five UC Campuses and the UC managed National Laboratories (LLNL and LANL). They will develop and establish an agenda to achieve research objectives with the steering council and technical committee. This role involves working with stakeholders, customers, and researchers to determine scope, time frames, and funding requirements.
In a joint announcement sent May 19, 2023 Executive Vice Chancellor Provost Darnell Hunt and Vice Chancellor for Research & Creative Activities Roger Wakimoto announced that the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuro science and Human behavior will begin a transition from reporting to DGSOM to UCLA’s Office of Research and Creative Activities. This change will enable Semel scholars to more readily engage with others across UCLA and will allow the institute to broaden the scope of its studies on human health and behavior.
You are invited to join us for a town hall with National Science Foundation (NSF) Chief of Research Security Strategy and Policy Rebecca Spyke Keiser (bio here) on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. In her presentation, she will discuss NSF’s vision, current priorities and landscape for issues pertaining to safeguarding federally funded research. A Q&A session will follow. This event is open to the UCLA community.
On April 19, 2023 the Office of Research & Creative Activities (ORCA) hosted the 134th Faculty Research Lecture at Schoenberg Hall. Nominated and selected by peers, Professor of Physiology and Neurobiology Baljit S. Khakh presented his research on how overlooked brain cells contribute to brain function as well as neurological and psychiatric diseases. This well-attended event was the first Faculty Research Lecture to be held in-person since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On April 28, 2023, Technology Development Group (TDG) Associate Vice Chancellor Amir Naiberg announced this year’s LABEST Pearl Cohen Scientific Poster Award Competition. This is a unique opportunity for researchers to showcase their work to Pharma and Biotech executives, leaders and investors at a virtual poster session. Posters can be submitted through TDG’s application portal.
On April 24, 2023 Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian Virginia Steel announced UCLA Library’s Spring Quarter Workshops. These workshops are offered to help the Bruin Community with their papers, projects, and other scholarly endeavors. Workshops are offered via Zoom, in person, or asynchronously.
On April 20, 2023 the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLAGC) announced that applications were now being accepted for their Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP). This program is for undergraduate students who are interested in making an impact in Los Angeles through their commitment to sustainability.
On Monday, April 24, 2023, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Creative Activities and UC Irvine will host a panel discussion about the role of program managers at ARPA-model agencies. Former/current program managers from other ARPA-model agencies will provide insights on the function of program managers, important information for those considering a program manager role at ARPA-H and researchers who may engage with ARPA-H program managers in the future. An RSVP is required to receive a Zoom link.
On April 14, 2023 the Technology Development Group (TDG) announced that applications for the 2023 UCLA Innovation Fund were now open.
All faculty who have signed the UCLA Patent Policy are eligible to apply. Funding will range between $50k to $150k. Projects with significant commercial potential may apply for an exemption of up to $200k.
On April 5, 2023 Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Anna Spain Bradley informed campus leadership and administrators that proposals are now being accepted for the Faculty Career Development Award program (FCDA) 2023-2024. This program encourages regular rank Assistant Professors and Assistant Professors-in-Residence to apply. This funding will support faculty with ongoing research projects, creative activities or embarkment of new projects. Awards are made in the form of a lump-sum of $5,000 – $15,000 in research funds.
On March 17, 2023 Assistant Vice Chancellor for Environment, Health & Safety Curtis P. Plotkin informed employees of a new feature when calling the EH&S hotline service. When calling 310-825-9797, callers now have the option to report anonymous safety concerns, near-miss incidents and/or hazardous conditions. This new feature is available in addition to existing services.
The Office of Contract and Grant Administration (OCGA) will have a mandatory all-day training session on Tuesday, March 21st, 2023. To ensure timely review and processing of applications and other inquiries related to sponsored project activities, proposals with sponsor due dates on March 21st should be submitted to OCGA no later than 8:00 AM on Monday, March 20th, 2023.