Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities Archive

External Link GloCal Health Fellowship
The purpose of the program is to support an 11-month, mentored research fellowship for existing and aspiring investigators who are interested in studying diseases and conditions in developing countries. The program will provide trainees with outstanding, interdisciplinary education and training in innovative global health research designed to improve health for populations around the world. The fellowship is open to junior faculty, senior professional students, post-doctoral fellows, and advanced doctoral students.

Deadline: November 2, 2015

External Link UCHRI Junior Faculty Manuscript Workshop 2015-16
The University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) invites proposals from junior faculty to apply for funds for a manuscript development workshop to take place during the 2015-16 academic year.

Deadline: Wednesday, September 30, 2015

External Link Faculty Climate Action Champion Award
The UCI Faculty Climate Action Champion Award will support one faculty member with $25,000 to carry out a project from the Fall of 2015 through to December 31, 2016. Funds are intended to support activities in research, education, and engagement (of students and the community) surrounding innovative programs associated with climate change, including developing, studying, and/or implementing climate-action solutions.

Deadline: Wednesday, September 30, 2015

External Link Fulbright Grants
In 1945, Senator J. William Fulbright introduced a bill to fund the "promotion of international good will through the exchange of students in the fields of education, culture, and science." From its inception, the Fulbright Program has fostered bilateral relationships in which citizens and governments of other countries work with the U.S. to set joint priorities and shape the program to meet shared needs.

Overall, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 318,000 U.S. and international participants, chosen for their academic excellence and leadership potential, with the opportunity to observe one another’s political, economic and cultural institutions, exchange ideas, and embark on joint ventures of importance to the general welfare of the world's inhabitants.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries worldwide.

Deadline: October 14, 2014 at 5:00pm Eastern time

External Link  PKAL Summer Leadership Institute
The PKAL Summer Leadership Institute is designed for both early and mid-career STEM faculty engaged in leading campus and/or national initiatives aimed at transforming undergraduate STEM education in their classrooms, departments, and institutions. The five-day intensive Institute provides participants with the theory and practice required to effectively manage the politics of organizational change and contribute to national STEM higher education reform.

A team of expert mentors and coaches work with participants throughout the Institute to shape a personal agenda for leadership and develop an action plan for either an ongoing or new undergraduate STEM initiative at either the campus or national level.

Emerging STEM faculty leaders from all institution types, especially community colleges and minority-serving institutions, are encouraged to apply. STEM faculty from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

To learn more about Project Kaleidoscope, please visit, e-mail us at, or call us at 202-884-7439.

Deadline: February 10, 2015

External Link  Hellman Family Faculty
Fellows Program
The program was established through a generous gift from the Hellman Family Faculty Fund of the Hellman Family Foundation, to provide financial support for the research of promising assistant professors. The Hellman Fellows program is active at 13 institutions, including ten UC campuses.

The Hellman Fellowship aims to assist promising junior faculty at this critical career juncture. Awards will be limited to assistant professors in eligible schools, who have served two or more years, but have not yet begun tenure review. A total of $250,000 will be available for the 2013-14 Program.

Awards may be used for any research-related expenses, such as research assistants, equipment, or travel. Funds may also be used for no more than one-ninth of summer research support. All funds should be spent in one year, but extensions may be granted on a case-by-case basis. Recipients must exhaust their funding before they come under tenure review. All expenditures must relate to the project proposed in the Hellman application.

Deadline: Multiple. Please see program website for details.

External Link  CORCL Multi-Investigator Research Grants
The Academic Senate Council on Research, Computing and Libraries (CORCL) provides Multi-Investigator Faculty Research Grants for innovative research projects and pilot studies that team two or more UCI Academic Senate faculty. (Senate titles). The goal of the program is to promote collaborations among faculty members on relatively short-term projects; "high-risk/high-yield" pilot research investigations; and research which may lead to further discoveries and/or large-scale extramural funding. Awards generally range up to $20,000. Award recipients are required to submit a brief final report on findings and expenditures. Faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Faculty serving on the CORCL as Academic Senate members may not apply for this grant.

Deadline: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 11:59PM

External Link  Cultural Diversity Studies Grants
Grants are available from the Academic Senate Council on Research, Computing and Libraries for research projects and research-related travel for Cultural Diversity Studies. All members of the UCI Academic Senate are eligible to apply for awards up to $5,000; 2-3 grants will be awarded. Grant recipients are required to submit a brief report on completed projects. Faculty serving on CORCL as Academic Senate members may not apply for this grant.

The purpose of this program is to support research into cultural diversity (i.e., the interaction of diverse cultures within a country or geographic region) as a realm of scholarly inquiry that produces both academic knowledge and/or public engagement.

Funded projects are usually in the areas of humanistic and social science disciplines and do not generally include medical or administrative studies, or studies of health and delivery systems for minorities.

Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2013 by 5:00pm

External Link  L'Oreal USA Fellowships for Women in Science (FWIS) Program
The L’Oréal USA Fellowships for Women in Science program is a national awards program that annually recognizes and rewards five U.S.-based women researchers at the beginning of their scientific careers. Recipients each receive up to $60,000 that they must put towards their postdoctoral research.

Applications are open to female scientists, who will have completed their PhD and have started in a postdoctoral research position by September 1, 2013. Applicants must be American born, naturalized citizens or permanent residents and be affiliated with a U.S.-based academic or research institution. They should conduct their postdoctoral studies and research in the US and be involved in life or physical/material sciences, engineering, technology, computer science or mathematics.

Deadline: December 20, 2012
External Link Medical Humanities Initiative Conference Support Funding
The Medical Humanities Initiative seeks to establish a nationally distinctive program at UCI that advances the understanding of the human dimensions of health, healing and well-being. To further the medical humanities, the initiative announces a call for proposals to support conferences and workshop held at UCI that advance the initiative's core themes held between November 2015 and June 2016. For more information, see the call for proposals flyer.

Deadline: Wednesday, September 30, 2015

External Link Integrating Gender Equality into Research Perf. Organisations
The European Institute on Gender Equality launched the tender: Integrating Gender Equality into Research Performing Organisations. Research, Practices and setting up of an on-line Tool on Gender Equality Plans.

The general objective of the project is to enhance gender equality in the EU policy area of research by providing policy makers with information on implementing gender sensitive policies in research institutions and by supporting research institutions with sound methodological guidelines for mainstreaming gender in administration, achieving structural transformation, including the change of organisational culture.

Deadline: Monday, May 18, 2015

External Link Special Call for Proposal

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) and the UCI Women's Empowerment Initiative, has announced a special Call for Proposals that emphasize the importance of the discovery process to advance our knowledge and efforts to empower women, and provide mentorship and leadership opportunities through collaborative projects.

Topics of inquiry and investigation may include, but are not limited to: mentorship and leadership development; navigation of multiple roles; disparities in healthcare"women's health across the lifespan; gender and socialization of women; self-efficacy and self-esteem"psychological health of women; women and athletics; violence against women; queer/feminist theory; gender, culture and social change; sociology of law; women and sexuality; women's contribution to the economic marketplace; and women's career development.

Similar to UROP's regular Fall Call for Proposals, complete proposals must be submitted online at the UROP Web site:

Deadline: November 4, 2013

External Link  ICTS Distinguished Faculty Mentor-Mentee Awards
The UC Irvine Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) is proud to announce the call for the second annual Faculty Mentor-Mentee Award. Three awards will be presented to UC Irvine faculty who have shown an outstanding commitment to mentoring, advising, and support of clinical and translational science research. Nominations are expected to come primarily from junior faculty and doctoral, masters, and professional training program students who are actively engaged in translational research at UC Irvine.

Deadline: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 5:00pm

DECADE Mentor Graduate Diversity Awards

Growth and support of a diverse graduate population continues to be a top strategic priority for UC Irvine. In order to meet this goal, UCI Graduate Division seeks to provide appropriate support to students from groups that have been historically underrepresented in graduate education so that they feel welcome and thrive in their studies at UC Irvine. To achieve this, the Graduate Division will provide $150,000-per-year in funding to support graduate program diversity efforts. One year grants of up to $30,000 each will be available to support activities that improve recruitment, climate, academic progress and career success for a diverse student population in Ph.D. or M.F.A. programs.

This program is open to faculty members in any doctoral or M.F.A. program. The principal investigator must be a faculty member who has been designated as one of the DECADE mentors. A current list of DECADE Faculty Mentors is available at The proposal must describe a set of activities to encourage diversity in one or more UC Irvine doctoral or M.F.A. degree programs. We will look favorably on shared initiatives that cross two or more programs where that is appropriate.

Deadline: Monday, March 11, 2013

External Link  Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions

The intent of the program is to provide research opportunities to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. In addition, the program is designed to engage faculty, along with undergraduate and graduate students, in research that will provide them opportunities to understand the mission and research needs of DHS and make advances in Research Areas of importance to DHS, while strengthening the talent pool of scientists and engineers.

Summer research opportunities will be awarded to qualified faculty members and students to work on collaborative research of mutual interest to the team, the DHS Center and DHS. Faculty members and students must be at an eligible institution in a discipline, major or concentration directly related to various homeland security science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) research areas.

Deadline: Monday, January 7, 2013

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy, is a paid 10-week summer internship program that provides opportunities to minority and female students who are pursuing degrees in science, technology (IT), engineering, or mathematics (STEM majors). Candidates who are selected will have the opportunity to work on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy.

During the 10 weeks, students will work at one of several locations including national laboratories. At the conclusion of the internship, students will attend a "Technical Forum" where they will present their research project and tour technical sites located nearby. The MLEF program allows students to gain valuable experience in DOE/FE mission-related research programs, and offers an "inside view" of federal employment which encourages students to consider future opportunities within the Department of Energy.

Deadline: Friday, January 18, 2013

External Link Fulbright Scholar Program
The U.S. State Department is inviting fellowship applications for the Fulbright Scholar Program, which provides teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Grants are available in over 125 countries worldwide. For full program information, please see

Deadline: Monday, August 3, 2015