Internal Funding Opportunities

Welcome! The UCLA Internal Funding Opportunities site offers a searchable listing of funding opportunities sponsored by UCLA and/or other University of California units. This service for the UCLA community is managed by the Research Enhancement Office within the Office for Research and Creative Activities. If you have an opportunity to include in the listing, please use the Submit an Opportunity form to provide the requested information.

NOTE: The California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) offers two types of funding: annual investigator-initiated research awards and periodic opportunities for program-initiated research in targeted topics. The internal funding posting below is for the program-initiated research in targeted topics opportunities.

Administering Unit
California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) - UC

Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies (UCLA) is accepting applications for travel grants available to UCLA undergraduate and graduate students for: (1) presentation of conference papers focused on Israel Studies or (2) Israel-related projects that require limited, site-specific research (e.g., archival research). Grant funds may be used to cover airfare, accommodation/hotel costs, ground transportation costs and for conference registration fees.

Administering Unit
Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies (UCLA)

The UCLA Easton Technology Management Center (UCLA Anderson School of Management) partnered with UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge, UCLA Health, and the Institute for Carbon Management invites UCLA students from all disciplines and backgrounds to collaborate on driving a positive change in society by solving real-world problems through technology.

Administering Unit
Easton Technology Management Center (UCLA)
Institute for Carbon Management
Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (UCLA)
UCLA Health

The information below is from the 2020 request for proposals, following the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in America. Please see the opportunity website for updated information.

InnovaUNAM of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and Alianza UCMX of the University of California (UC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, announce Special Call for Binational Collaborative Projects addressing COVID-19.

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Administering Unit
Alianza UCMX

The information below is from the 2021-2022 request for proposals. Please see the opportunity website for updated information.  

The mission of the California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) is to prevent and eliminate breast cancer by leading innovation in research, communication, and collaboration in the California scientific and lay communities. It is administered by the Research Grants Program Office within the University of California Office of the President.  

Administering Unit
California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) - UC

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: 

Administering Unit
University of California

The STAND for Community Colleges Innovation Center, UCLA’s new NIMH-funded ALACRITY Center, housed within the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge, invites applications for pilot study funding for projects during the 2022-23 academic year.

This pilot project funding is available for UCLA-based junior investigators for high-quality, innovative research that focuses on:

Administering Unit
Depression Grand Challenge (UCLA)

To close the gap between research and policy by funding research that contributes to creating an environment in California that leads to less breast cancer.

CBCRP has allocated $260,000 annually to this initiative. These funds may be dedicated to one project or spread out over multiple projects, depending on the recommendations received and the potential benefit for the impact of the projects.

Administering Unit
California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) - UC

Reported worsening of youth mental health and rising sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates highlight the need for greater research focus on the intersection of youth mental and sexual health wellness. Recent events like the COVID-19 pandemic have further increased concerns of worsening mental health among youth. LGBTQ+ youth are particularly vulnerable to poorer mental health. Specifically, LGBTQ+ youth have higher risk of substance use, depression, and suicide than their peers and may have associated higher risk for STI and HIV exposure.

Administering Unit
California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP) - UC

The Undergraduate Research Center – Sciences (URC-Sciences) will be accepting applications for the 2022-2024 Integrated and Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Program (i2URP), a two year program for students to develop science communication and presentation skills, become practiced in analyzing scientific literature, and develop a deeper understanding of the research process. Participants work with program faculty during weekly Journal Club and Research Presentation meetings, which explore a range of bi

Administering Unit
UCLA Undergraduate Research Center – Sciences (URC-Sciences)

In order to advance therapeutics, medical devices/diagnostics, and digital health technologies across campus, the UCLA Technology Development Group (TDG), UCLA Health / David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM), UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering & Applied Science (HSSEAS), School of Dentistry (SOD) and the College's Divisions of Life Sciences and Physical Sciences are collaborating to present the UCLA Innovation Fund. This opportunity is open to UCLA faculty from all Schools who have signed the UCLA Patent Policy.

Administering Unit
Technology Development Group (UCLA)

The information below is from the 2022 request for proposals. Please see the opportunity website for updated information. 

The Center for the Study of Women offers grants to all UCLA ladder faculty for research development, new project development that may lead to external funding opportunities through CSW, and project completion that could be considered for CSW publications (policy briefs, research reports).

Preference will be given to junior faculty and projects that link to CSW’s current research projects.

Administering Unit
Center for the Study of Women (UCLA)

The information below is from the 2021 request for proposals. Please see the opportunity website for updated information. 

The UC Center Sacramento announces its annual Emerging Scholars Award for Excellence in Research and Public Policy. The award will recognize excellence in graduate student research with a direct impact on public policy. The recipients of the Emerging Scholars Award will receive a cash prize and will deliver an invited policy lecture at the UC Center Sacramento.\

Submissions should include:

Administering Unit
UC Center Sacramento

To leverage the strengths of the robust campus entrepreneurial ecosystem, 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 launched UCLA Biodesign. The UCLA Biodesign Fellowship is an exciting year-long entrepreneurial opportunity at a world-class health organization.

Administering Unit
Anderson School of Management (UCLA)
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (UCLA CTSI)
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (DGSOM)
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

The information below is from the Spring 2022 request for proposals. Please see the opportunity website for updated information. 

The UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute offers a number of funding opportunities throughout the year. Please visit the CTSI Funding Opportunities & Awardees webpage for additional details.  Examples of their programs include the following: 

Administering Unit
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (UCLA CTSI)

The UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) provides the infrastructure to translate scientific discoveries into innovations that improve health in Los Angeles and the nation. To achieve its mission and advance translational research, the CTSI periodically awards vouchers to defray the cost of core services.

Administering Unit
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (UCLA CTSI)

The information below is from the 2022 request for proposals. Please see the opportunity website for updated information. 

UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is inviting applications for Catalyst Grants. Catalyst Grants support team-building activities that advance translational science and promote collaborations across disciplines and CTSI institutions. 

Catalyst Grant projects include:

Events: 

Administering Unit
Clinical and Translational Science Institute (UCLA CTSI)

 

Important Note These opportunities have been collated for the benefit of the campus community, but in all cases viewers should refer to the pages of the hosting unit for the most current/accurate information.