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.

California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP): Youth Mental and Sexual Health Research

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

Undergraduate Research Center – Sciences (URC-Sciences): 2022-2024 Integrated and Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Program (i2URP) Applications

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)

Technology Development Group (TDG): UCLA Innovation Fund

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)

Center for the Study of Women (UCLA): Faculty Research Grants Program

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)

UC Center Sacramento: Emerging Scholars Award for Excellence in Research and Public Policy

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

UCLA Biodesign Fellows

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)

Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Funding Opportunities

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)

Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Funding Opportunities: Core Voucher Award

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)

Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Funding Opportunities: Catalyst Award

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)

Startup UCLA: 2022 Summer Accelerator Application

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

Startup UCLA’s Summer Accelerator is a ten-week program where UCLA students and recent alumni are provided $5,000 and connections to industry professionals and mentors to work on their early-stage startup. Unlike most accelerators, Startup UCLA takes NO equity in your startup.

Administering Unit
Startup UCLA

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (UCLA EDI): EDI Funding Requests

The information below is from the 2019-2020 request for proposals, but there's not currently an active link for these grant opportunities. Please see the opportunity website for updated information. 

Administering Unit
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (UCLA EDI)

Institute of Transportation Studies (UCLA): University of California Mobility Research Program

The University of California Institute of Transportation Studies receives funding from the 2017 California transportation user fee revenue augmentation measure (SB1) to fund a Mobility Research Program. State law requires the UC ITS to collect and incorporate input from the Legislature and Executive branch in determining priorities for expenditure of these funds.  The RFP document will change each year in response to these priories.

Administering Unit
Institute of Transportation Studies (UCLA)

UC-Hispanic Serving Institutions Doctoral Diversity Initiative (UC-HSI DDI)

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

Center for the Advancement of Teaching (UCLA): Mini-Grants

Mini-grants were initiated by the Faculty Advisory Committee on Instructional Improvement Programs (CIIP) in recognition that even small sums of money could stimulate experimentation and improve curricula and pedagogy. The Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT) provides Mini-Grants to instructors who teach regular undergraduate courses, for the purpose of defraying the cost of certain course enhancements. These funds cannot be used to supplement standard departmental supplies and expense budgets.

Administering Unit
Center for the Advancement of Teaching (UCLA)

Center for the Study of Women (UCLA): Funding Opportunities

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 two type of funding for faculty research:

Administering Unit
Center for the Study of Women (UCLA)

 

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.