The University of California Firearm Violence Research Center (UCFC) is the first state-funded center for firearm violence research, founded to address gaps in knowledge on firearm violence and its prevention.
On January 28, 2020, Michelle Sityar, executive officer of the Office of Environment, Health and Safety, shared a BruinPost with the campus community about UCLA Policy 905: Research Laboratory Personal Safety and Protective Equipment. The revisions include clarification on acceptable means of personal protective equipment (PPE) and associated responsibilities of users and designated authorities for the selection, provision, and utilization of PPE under the referenced conditions.
UCLA, on behalf of the California Conservation Genomics Project, is pleased to issue a 2020 Call for Proposals. The California Conservation Genomics Project (CCGP) seeks single and multi-investigator proposals from UC researchers to conduct conservation genomic research in California. The CCGP, funded by the state of California, involves conservation biologists, genomicists, ecologists and climate scientists from all ten UC campuses.
On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, the UCLA Technology Development Group is hosting the 8th Annual MedTech Partnering Conference. The conference provides a unique opportunity for inventors, investors and industry executives to establish new relationships for furthering innovation. In addition to the speaker track, the program includes a demonstration track of the latest innovations in medical devices from around the region, and a Partnering Lounge for 1-1 partnering organized via the jujama partnering app.
On January 22, 2020, Vice Chancellor for Research & Creative Activities Roger M. Wakimoto shared a BruinPost communicating the direction about how UCLA is implementing UC Guidance Memo 19-02, Pilot Approach when Considering Funding from the Marijuana Industry. Please refer to the BruinPost for more details.
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The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities is hosting a town hall with Dawn Tilbury, head of the NSF's Engineering Directorate on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Tilbury will provide an overview of the NSF Engineering Directorate's programs, major research interests and other topics. An RSVP is required to attend.
The CARE-UC Innovation Fellowship is a research and training opportunity established by CARE USA’s Innovation Team and the University of California, in collaboration with the UC Blum Center Network. The Fellowship is intended to strengthen the workforce pipeline of expertly-trained individuals whose training and expertise can alleviate poverty and improve human conditions in California, regionally and internationally. The Fellowship is open to UC graduate students in good academic standing from any discipline or degree program.
On December 17, 2019, Richard Desjardins (chair of the Academic Senate Council on Research) shared a BruinPost about grant opportunities for UCLA Senate faculty, with funding available during 2020-2021. Members of the Academic Senate may apply for one of two grants sponsored by the Council on Research (COR):
On December 13, 2019, Roger Wakimoto (vice chancellor for research & creative activities), Richard Desjardins (chair of the Academic Senate Council on Research), and Carole Goldberg (chair of the UCLA Centennial Celebration steering committee) announced the initiation of the Public Impact Research Awards in honor of UCLA’s Centennial.
On December 10, 2019, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emily A. Carter and Vice Chancellor for Research & Creative Activities Roger Wakimoto announced via a BruinPost the appointment of Professor Eric Hoek as the new Faculty Director of the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge, the UCLA-wide initiative to make Los Angeles the first sustainable megacity by 2050. For more details, please refer to the BruinPost.
On December 9, 2019, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Administration Marcia Smith shared an announcement notifying the UCLA research community that all UCLA Research Administration operations will be closed from Saturday, December 21, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in observance of the UCLA Winter Closure. The offices will close at 5:00 PM on Friday, December 20, 2019 and reopen at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, January 2, 2020.
The Office of Research and Creative Activities and the Office of Interdisciplinary and Cross-Campus Affairs are pleased to announce two new internal funding opportunities:
The University of California Institute for Mexico and the United States (UC MEXUS), established in 1980, is an academic research institute dedicated to encouraging, securing, and contributing to binational and Latino research and collaborative academic programs and exchanges.
UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI), and the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (LAC DHS) are partnering to give Implementation Science Awards for the design and small-scale implementation of interventions within LAC DHS that will achieve the goals of quality, efficiency and patient-centered care. Awardees will receive up to $75,000 for one year. Proposals related to productivity, implementation and improvement, and patient experience are encouraged.
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On October 28, 2019, the Faculty Research Lectureship Committee shared a call for nominations for outstanding research scholars for the lectureships of 2020-2021 via BruinPost. The selection as Faculty Research Lecturer is the highest accolade that can be given by the UCLA Academic Senate to one of its own members.
On October 28, 2019, Amir Naiberg, associate vice chancellor and president and CEO of the UCLA Technology Development Corporation, announced an open call for UCLA’s second cohort of Faculty Innovation Fellows. UCLA faculty, including postdoctoral researchers, are invited to apply to the UCLA Faculty Innovation Fellows program offered by Startup UCLA.
The Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) funds research that enhances understanding of tobacco use, prevention and cessation, the social, economic and policy-related aspects of tobacco use, and tobacco-related diseases in California. The TRDRP recently released two RFAs - the Community-Partnered Participatory Research Award (CPPRA) and the Policy Rapid Response Research Award.