Recent News Articles

Vice Provost for the Office of Advanced Research Computing Jim Davis and Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities Roger M. Wakimoto Announce New IDRE Executive Director

On May 4, 2021 Vice Provost for the Office of Advanced Research Computing Jim Davis and Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities Roger M. Wakimoto announced the new executive director of the Institute for Digital Research and Education (IDRE): Professor Deanna Needell, Dunn Family Endowed Chair in Data Theory in the Department of Mathematics. 

  • May 04, 2021

Vice Chancellor Roger M. Wakimoto Shares Important Information about the Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation Interim Policy

On April 27, 2021 Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities Roger M. Wakimoto shared information via a BruinPost about the Native American Cultural Affiliation and Repatriation Interim Policy issued by the UC Office of the President on July 24, 2020. The interim policy clarifies the process by which all UC campuses will implement the Federal Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and California NAGPRA (CalNAGPRA).

  • April 27, 2021

Vice Chancellor Roger M. Wakimoto to Host a Series of Foreign Engagement Town Halls

Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities Roger M. Wakimoto invites you to join a series of virtual town halls with Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Administration Marcia Smith and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Ann Pollack. They will focus on international collaborations and foreign engagement. This webinar is especially relevant to faculty and other investigators who have federal research support and is designed to provide the UCLA community with guidance on:

  • April 27, 2021

Hub For Urban Living Design Workshop (5/18/2021)

The University of California's division of Agriculture and Natural Resources invites the UCLA community to attend a new Hub for Urban Living design workshop via Zoom. The workshop is intended build partnership across diverse educational institutions and disciplines, community and industry partners, state and local agencies, and others interested in addressing challenges related to the sustainability of urban living. 

  • April 12, 2021

Vice Chancellor Roger M. Wakimoto Announces Phase 3 of the UCLA Research Ramp-Up

On April 8, 2021, Vice Chancellor for Research & Creative Activities Roger M. Wakimoto shared a BruinPost announcing the launch of Phase 3 of the UCLA Research Ramp-Up. The UCLA COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force (CRRTFF) further expanded the activities allowed during Phase 3 of the UCLA Research Ramp-Up for Undergraduate Student Researchers (USRs) and Fieldwork and Research Travel. 

  • April 08, 2021

Vice Chancellor Roger M. Wakimoto Announces the Development of UCLA Policy 956: IP Revenue Sharing with Not-for-Profit Nongovernmental Organizations

On April 7, 2021 Vice Chancellor for Research & Creative Activities Roger M. Wakimoto shared a BruinPost announcing the 30-Day Public Review for UCLA Policy 956: IP Revenue Sharing with Not-for-Profit Nongovernmental Organizations. The new policy addresses issues that should be considered before UCLA accepts revenue-sharing terms in a Research Support agreement and applies to UCLA researchers, Schools, Office of Contracts and Grants Administration (OCGA), and the Technology Development Group (TDG).

  • April 07, 2021

Vice Chancellor Rhea Turteltaub and Vice Chancellor Roger M. Wakimoto Announce a Proposed UC Presidential Policy on Classification of Gifts and Sponsored Awards

On April 5, 2021 Vice Chancellor for External Affairs Rhea Turteltaub and Vice Chancellor for Research & Creative Activities Roger M. Wakimoto shared a BruinPost announcing a proposed University of California Presidential Policy on Classification of Gifts and Sponsored Awards. The proposed policy provides greater clarity for properly classifying private support in contemporary circumstances. 

  • April 05, 2021

Call for Faculty Career Development Award Nominations

On April 1, 2021, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Jerry Kang, announced a call for proposals for the Faculty Career Development Award 2021-2022 program. The program supports Assistant Professors and Assistant Professors-in-Residence who are at a critical time in the pre-tenure stage as they advance an on-going research project, creative activity, or as they embark on a new project. 

Important deadlines: 

  • April 01, 2021

Vice Chancellor for Research Roger M. Wakimoto Hosts Winter Research Ramp-Up Town Hall

On March 18, 2021, Roger M. Wakimoto, UCLA vice chancellor for research and creative activities provided updates and answered questions about UCLA's ongoing efforts to resume on-campus research activities during COVID-19. Vice Chancellor Wakimoto was joined by Vice Chancellor Michael J. Beck and Research and Creative Activities Advisor Todd Presner during the Q&A session to address selected audience questions.

For more information, please watch the town hall recording.

  • March 24, 2021

The California NanoSystems Institute Announces the Noble Family Innovation Fund Letter of Intent Solicitation

The California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA is currently accepting letters of intent (LOIs) for their newly established seed funding program the Noble Family Innovation Fund. The Noble Family Innovation Fund will focus on identifying, supporting and accelerating high‐risk, high‐reward research, from basic to translational, with promise for commercialization and societal impact. The goal is to create a model for academic research and entrepreneurship that enables strategic investment to seed discoveries that have the potential to be translated for the public good.

  • March 17, 2021

Winter 2021 Research Ramp Up Virtual Town Hall

Join Vice Chancellor Roger Wakimoto at a research ramp up virtual town hall for faculty and staff on March 18 from 2:15 – 3:15 p.m., where he will share information on UCLA’s current efforts to increase on-campus research activities. His presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Register here to receive Zoom details or tune in via YouTube live stream.

  • March 16, 2021

COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force Shares Limited Reopening Plans

On March 9, 2021, Administrative Vice Chancellor Michael J. Beck and Immediate Past Chair of the UCLA  Academic Senate Michael Meranze shared plans about the limited reopening of the Charles E. Young Research Library, the Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library, specific campus outdoor study spaces, some recreation facilities, and some arts studio and practice spaces.

  • March 09, 2021

Technology Development Group Announces Applications are Open for UCLA Innovation Fund 2021

On March 8, 2021, Amir Naiberg Technology Development Group Associate Vice Chancellor, CEO and President announced that applications for the 2021 UCLA Innovation Fund are now open. UCLA faculty from all schools who have signed the UCLA Patent Policy are eligible to
apply. The eligible projects must fall into one of two tracks: Therapeutics or Medtech (medical devices, diagnostics, and digital health). 

The submission deadlines for Letter of Intent vary by track:

  • March 08, 2021

Technology Development Group Announces the Pearl Cohen Poster Award Competition and the Los Angeles Bioscience Ecosystem Summit 2021 (LABEST 2021)

On March 4, 2021, Associate Vice Chancellor, CEO and President for the Technology Development Group (TDG) Amir Naiberg announced that TDG is accepting applications for the Pearl Cohen Poster Award Competition ($250 - $750 cash prizes), a unique opportunity for applicants to showcase their bioscience research to industry leaders, entrepreneurs and investors. Submission deadline for digital bioscience posters is Monday, April 26, 2021. Submission deadline for the poster pitch recording is Monday, May 10, 2021

  • March 04, 2021

UCLA Library Announces the launch of the UC Library Search System

On February 16, 2021, Virginia Steel, UCLA's university librarian, shared a BruinPost announcing the future launch of UC Library Search, a unified discovery and borrowing system, to launch on July 27, 2021. The UC Library Search will connect all 10 UC campus libraries and enhance the current UC Library Search features. The enhanced features of UC Library Search will replace Melvyl as the UC-wide library catalog search tool.

  • February 16, 2021