April 24, 2015

UC President's Research Catalyst Award

University of California President Janet Napolitano and UC Research Initiatives have issued a Request for Proposals for the 2016 President’s Research Catalyst Awards. This president’s initiative aims to advance innovative research in areas of strategic importance to UC that has the potential to benefit California, the nation and the world, and to stimulate public support for UC research that fulfills the following programmatic goals:
  • Catalyze innovative scholarship that makes significant contributions to knowledge and science in areas of strategic importance to UC, and that has the potential to improve human lives, society, the environment, or the economy, enhance culture and community, or provide other public benefit
  • Catalyze multicampus and systemwide collaboration that positions UC as a national leader
  • Catalyze faculty collaboration across career stages to provide mentorship, support professional advancement, and position UC faculty as leaders in key fields
  • Catalyze graduate student training opportunities in cutting-edge interdisciplinary or multi-disciplinary research
  • Catalyze public engagement in the UC research mission through opportunities for community collaborative research, citizen science, or other community outreach, education and engagement
  • Catalyze undergraduate participation in research through educational, curricular or training/internship components (as appropriate to the fields and disciplines)
The competition is open to all fields of research and interdisciplinary or thematic collaboration. All proposals must be submitted by academic appointees with Principal Investigator status at a UC campus, and must include participation of at least three UC campuses.

Key Dates:
  • Applicant Teleconferences: May 1-8, 2015 (Pre-registration is required.)
  • Required Letters of Intent Due: Thursday, June 4, 2015
  • Notification of LOI Decision: by Friday, July 10, 2015
  • Invited Full Proposals Due: Wednesday, August 26, 2015