UC Merced Health Sciences Research Institute will host the 2019 UC Valley Fever Summit sponsored by the University of California Office of the President on Friday, October 25, 2019. The summit will provide an introduction to coccidioidomycosis, or Valley fever, as well as current and future research investments in California that can inform an effective public health response for the State and the region.
The Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) of California administers the portion of state retail taxes on tobacco products that are designated for research within California. This unique source of funding supports investigators at eligible California institutions whose research contributes directly to the elimination of smoking and the use of tobacco products and mitigates the human and economic costs of tobacco product use in California.
Under the 2019 call for applications, TRDRP awarded over $57 million dollars to 28 institutions across California.
Launched in fall 2019, the UC-Hispanic Serving Institutions Doctoral Diversity Initiative (UC-HSI DDI) aims to enhance faculty diversity and pathways to the professoriate for underrepresented students from California Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs).
The UC-HSI DDI program includes two components:
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is hosting a European Researcher Mobility Roadshow on campus on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. Guest speakers Mary Kavanagh, Jose Labastida, Klaus Haupt and Viktoria Bodnarova will discuss the flagship programs and initiatives offered by the European Union to researchers at all stages of their careers which include Horizon 2020, European Research Council grants, Marie-Sklodowska Curie Fellowships, Erasmus Mundus Masters and the Euraxess Network.
The 2019 California Higher Education Collaborative (CHEC) Conference will be held at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center from October 1-3, 2019. This conference convenes administrative leaders and professionals from the three segments of California public higher education to encourage the exchange of ideas and practices, which may improve administrative performance, service, and outcomes.
The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984 to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue academic careers at the University of California. The current program oﬀers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California.
On September 13, 2019, Vice Provost Timothy Brewer announced two funding opportunities open to all UCLA faculty members via a BruinPost. One opportunity includes bringing outstanding scholars to Campus to promote interdisciplinary and cross campus education, research, and service at UCLA. In addition to this funding, ICCA will also be accepting proposals for its Symposia, Workshop, and Planning Meeting funding opportunity. Applications for Fall awards are due Friday, November 8, 2019.
With support from the National Science Foundation, UC Irvine will host a workshop from October 31-November 1, 2019 on developing transdisciplinary, convergence research projects on the impacts of the changing Arctic on both the Arctic region and the rest of the world. For registration details and further information, please visit the event page.
Vice Chancellor for Research Roger Wakimoto was quoted in a Nature Index article, titled “These 10 institutions published the most papers in Nature and Science in 2018” published September 3, 2019. In the article, the vice chancellor for research says: “I believe the institution’s success is based on its strong commitment to teaching, recruiting and retaining some of the most talented researchers in the world, and having a close and synergistic relationship with the city of Los Angeles.”
The UCLA Institute of American Cultures (IAC), with support from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, seeks applicants for the second cohort of the Social Justice Research Graduate Fellows program. This Graduate Fellowship is designed to: stimulate research collaboration across the College of Letters and Science and professional school students at UCLA, and bridge academic research with community engagement.
There will be a number of discussion topics within the thrust area and a facilitator from both LANL and a ReACt University or research agency in each topical workshop. Topics will include:
On August 22, 2019, Vice Chancellor for Research Roger Wakimoto shared a document from UCOP regarding UC's Systemwide Restrictions on Engagements with Huawei. Under this moratorium, the UC will not accept new engagements or renew existing engagements with Huawei.
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is hosting a town hall with Dr. Chris Fall, director of the Department of Energy's Office of Science on Friday, August 23. The Office of Science is the nation's largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences. Dr. Fall will explain its mission, research interests and how it operates with the goal of encouraging more professors to engage with the DOE’s Office of Science.
On July 17, 2019, Vice Chancellor for Research Roger Wakimoto announced via a BruinPost that Professor of Physiology Nancy Wayne has stepped down from her position as Associate Vice Chancellor for Laboratory Safety, as of July 1, 2019, and for 2019-20 will serve as Deputy to the President for University Strategic Partnerships at the University of Redlands. The campus thanks former AVC Wayne for her committed service and for her significant contributions to our campus.
The University of California has been out of contract with Elsevier since January, but until now the publisher continued to allow access to 2019 articles via ScienceDirect. As of July 10, 2019, UC’s direct access to new Elsevier articles has been discontinued.
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is accepting applicants for its Livermore Graduate Scholar Program. Scholarships will be awarded in the form of subcontracts to university faculty on behalf of the selected graduate students who have, or will shortly advance to, candidacy. A key feature of the program is the triad relationship between the student, the university faculty advisor, and the Laboratory technical supervisor.
The University of California Office of the President invites budget requests for the 2020–21 fiscal year for projects supporting priorities of the UC Carbon Neutrality Initiative (CNI). An initial Letter of Intent is due on July 3, 2019, including high level budget information, in accordance with the specified guidelines.
The Faculty Innovation Fellowship is a collaboration among the UCLA Technology Development Group, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities, and Startup UCLA aiming to advance entrepreneurial excellence and startup culture among faculty across campus. The 12-week program provides 10 UCLA faculty the opportunity to develop their startup ideas under the guidance of Startup UCLA staff, venture capitalists and other experts.
New Mexico State University and Los Alamos National Laboratories will host the 2019 Regional Academic Collaboration (ReACT) Workshop on Food, Energy, and Water Systems (FEWS) from August 13-14, 2019 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The workshop is organized around five topics:
On May 14, 2019, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh shared a BruinPost about the handling of on-campus activities related to marijuana and cannabinoids, including research, sponsored conferences, course offerings, student activities, fundraising events, and the solicitation of gifts, contracts and grants.
For further details, please refer to the BruinPost.