UC Research Initiatives - 2020 UC-National Laboratory Fees Research Program Funding Opportunities

UC Research Initiatives is pleased to announce the release of the 2020 Request for Proposals for the UC National Laboratory Fees Research Program. This year's competition offers two distinct funding opportunities: The UC Multicampus-National Laboratory Collaborative Research and Training (CRT) award, which requires at least 3 campuses and either LLNL or LANL with proposals under

  • April 01, 2019

UC Lab Fees Workshop on Accelerator Research

The UC Laboratory Fees Research Program (LFRP) has identified Accelerator Research as one of the priority topics for 2019. To encourage the development and submission of proposals establishing collaborations between University of California researchers, and national lab colleagues, a workshop on Accelerator Research is being planned for April 19, 2019. The workshop is being organized by representatives from UC Davis and UC Santa Cruz, in collaboration with Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories.

  • March 28, 2019

UCLA CTSI to Host Town Hall for the Therapeutic Antibody Laboratory

The UCLA Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is hosting a town hall for the Therapeutic Antibody Laboratory (TAL) on April 2, 2019 titled Advancing New Biological Insights to Create Clinic-Ready Drugs. Town Hall attendees will hear from TAL Director, Dr. Peter Bowers, and TAL faculty, Dr. Bill Boyle, and have the opportunity to:

  • March 15, 2019

Town Hall with Robert Daly – “Tariffs, Technology & Trains: Lessons from the First Phase of U.S.-China Rivalry”

After 40 years of engagement, the U.S. and China find themselves competing to shape security architectures, trade and investment regimes, technology markets and standards, and rules and values systems worldwide. Robert Daly, director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, will lead a discussion on how both the U.S. and China will have to change in order to manage the competition.

  • March 13, 2019

Update Regarding UCLA Policies 990 and 992

On March 13, 2019, Vice Chancellor for Research Roger M. Wakimoto shared a BruinPost with Deans, Directors, Department Chairs and Administrative Officers informing them that UCLA Policy 990 (Use of Animals in Research, Teaching, and Testing) and Policy 992 (Use of Biohazardous Materials and Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules in Research and Teaching Activities) have been codified within UCLA’s Administrative Policies and Procedures (APP). The Policies may be accessed via the APP website.

  • March 13, 2019

Dean Martin and President Spisso Share Announcement Regarding Opportunities in Innovation at UCLA Health

On March 4, 2019, Dean Martin and President Spisso shared an announcement with the UCLA Health community regarding the below opportunities in Innovation at UCLA Health. Information about the recently launched UCLA Health Innovation website also was shared. The website's goal is to convene and connect UCLA's innovative community with resources and commercialization opportunities in partnership with the UCLA Technology Development Group.

  • March 06, 2019

Apply for UC Pitch Day

The UC Center for Accelerated Innovation (CAI) and UC Biomedical Research, Integration and Development (BRAID) are partnering with UCI Applied Innovation to host UC Pitch Day on June 28, 2019. The forum provides UC Faculty the opportunity to pitch advanced translational programs to a group of potential investors. Presentations will be in person at UC Irvine or by webcast. Successful applicants will receive extensive hands-on mentoring to develop a pitch deck for presentation to a group of selected and interested investors.

  • February 28, 2019

The New ABCs of Research: Achieving Breakthrough Collaborations

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research is pleased to announce that Ben Shneiderman is visiting the UCLA campus on Friday, March 15, 2019. Professor Shneiderman, a thought leader on the Highly Integrative Basic and Responsive (HIBAR) research theory, will be sharing his knowledge on the most effective ways to conduct research as well as key learnings from his book, The New ABCs of Research: Achieving Breakthrough Collaborations.

Members from the campus community are invited to attend.

  • February 26, 2019

Chancellor's Award for Community-Engaged Scholars

On February 19, 2019, Shalom Staub, Ph.D. (Director of the Center for Community Learning) shared a BruinPost on behalf of the Faculty Advisory Committee of the Center for Community Learning announcing the availability of five $10,000 awards for Community-Engaged Scholars. The program will annually support a cohort of UCLA ladder faculty who will advance community-engaged research and integrate this work within undergraduate education and was made possible with strategic funding from the Chancellor's Office. All UCLA ladder faculty are eligible.

  • February 19, 2019

Apply for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is accepting applications for its Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program. The program prepares graduate students for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission, by providing graduate thesis research opportunities at DOE laboratories. 

  • February 15, 2019

NSF Releases Solicitation for Growing Convergence Research (GCR)

In 2016, the National Science Foundation (NSF) unveiled a set of "Big Ideas," 10 bold, long-term research and process ideas that identify areas for future investment at the frontiers of science and engineering. The Big Ideas represent unique opportunities to position our Nation at the cutting edge of global science and engineering leadership by bringing together diverse disciplinary perspectives to support convergence research. 

  • February 13, 2019

UCLA Health Announces Launch of UCLA Biodesign

UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA are joining with the UCLA Anderson School of Management and the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute to launch UCLA Biodesign.  The new pilot program will offer interdisciplinary fellowships for early-stage professionals working at the intersection of medicine, engineering, design and business. Please visit the Innovation at UCLA webpage to learn more.

  • February 13, 2019

Two Internal Funding Opportunities for Academic Senate Faculty

On February 8, 2019, Professor Richard Desjardins (Chair, Council on Research) shared a final reminder with members of the Academic Senate about opportunities to apply for the following research grants sponsored by the Council on Research’s Faculty Grants Program:

  • February 08, 2019

Spring 2019 NSF Grants Conference Save the Date

The Spring 2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grants Conference will take place May 20-21, 2019 in Los Angeles at the Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City. These events are designed to give new faculty, researchers and administrators key insights into a wide range of current issues at NSF. NSF program officers representing each NSF directorate will be on hand to provide up-to-date information about specific funding opportunities and to answer attendee questions.

  • February 07, 2019