Internal Funding

Internal funding opportunities (those managed by UCLA or other UC campuses) are one resource for the campus community to support its engagement in research and creative activities.

internal funding database:

The Research Enhancement Office (REO) maintains a collection of funding opportunities managed by UCLA and other UC campuses that are open to members of the UCLA campus community. If you notice that we are missing an internal funding opportunity, please let us know by filling out this form.

Internal Funding Database


internal funding & award mechanisms managed by our office:

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Creative Activities supports a number of internal funding mechanisms (click title for full information): 

Collaborative Research Mobility Awards between UCLA and the University of British Columbia (Proposals Due: February 3, 2020)

Funding up to $15k is available to establish or enrich interdisciplinary research collaborations between faculty at UCLA and University of British Columbia (UBC). The purpose of the awards is to foster deeper linkages between the two universities through collaborative workshops, trainings, and short-term visits, aimed at developing grant proposals for joint project funding and/or joint research outputs.

Public Impact Research Awards (Nominations Due: February 10, 2020 by 8:00am)

In honor of UCLA’s Centennial Celebration, 2019-2020, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, in collaboration with the Senate’s Council on Research, established a new award to recognize Senate faculty whose research or other creative work has had a significant beneficial public impact, where such benefit has been achieved in part through the efforts of those same faculty to bring their creative activity into the public arena. For this purpose, the term “public impact” is defined broadly, to include scientific, social, cultural, political, and other forms of public benefit that may be local, national or global. Four awards annually in the amount of $10,000 each. Two awards are designated for nominees from north campus disciplines and two awards are designated designated for south campus disciplines. Nominations must be submitted online via the Public Impact Research Award nomination portal. The guidelines for nominations may be found by clicking the above heading.  Additional information regarding the award may be found in the Public Impact Research Award Frequently Asked Questions, which will be updated as additional questions are received.

Transdisciplinary Research Acceleration Grants (Proposals Due: March 2, 2020)

Funding up to $40k is available to UCLA faculty to catalyze transdisciplinary research and creative activities by supporting early stage projects with the specific goal of facilitating investigators’ chances for attaining extramural funding. Proposals must represent a research collaboration from at least two distinctly different disciplines, with preference given to projects led by a “north campus” PI and/or projects that advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within the research enterprise.


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