UC Programs

Program Deadline Program Synopsis
Alzheimer’s Disease Center Pilot Grants varies Pilot grants support research in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
Berkeley-Austria Fund February This program offers a short-term Research Grant for faculty in the social sciences and humanities whose work focuses on political economy, broadly defined.
California Breast Cancer Research Program varies The mission of the CBCRP is to eliminate breast cancer by leading innovation in research, communication, and collaboration in the California scientific and lay communities.
California HIV/AIDS Research Program varies The CHRP supports research that is attentive to the needs of California and that accelerates progress towards prevention and a cure for HIV/AIDS.
California Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology (PATH) varies PATH’s mission is to develop solutions that address the challenges of California’s surface transportation systems through advanced ideas and technologies and with a focus on greater deployment of those solutions throughout California.
California Sea Grant College Program varies Supports research on ocean and coastal resources.
UC California Studies Consortium March UCCSC supports collaborative research by UC faculty, graduate students, and their colleagues at other institutions as part of a University-wide initiative for the humanities, arts and social sciences.
Cancer Research Coordinating Committee January for letter of intent The UC CRCC is a systemwide, faculty-directed cancer research program that provides competitive intramural research awards for topics in any discipline that address any aspect of cancer.
Center for Comparative Immigration Studies Fellowship Programs varies The California Immigration Research Initiative is offering four graduate student fellowships of $9,000 each for doctoral students at any University of California campus researching immigration in California.
Center for Health and Nutrition Research March CHNR supports research projects that propose innovative, 21st century biology based approaches to the investigation of how nutrients, and combinations of nutrients in whole foods, can act to reduce the risk for chronic diseases.
Center for High Energy Density Science, LLNL varies The HEDS Center at LLNL helps foster experimental, computational, and theoretical HEDS research opportunities for visiting faculty and staff, students, and postdocs.
UC Center for New Racial Studies varies The mission of UCCNRS is to support innovation in UC-based race/racism research and teaching and to encourage interdisciplinary and collaborative work focused on advancing social/racial justice in an era of changing racial dynamics and persistent racial/ethnic conflict and inequality.
Center for Space and Earth Science; LANL varies CSES solicits proposals in the disciplines of geoscience, climate, planetary physics and astrophysics, with an emphasis on the science of signatures.
Center for US-Mexican Studies Scholars Program varies USMEX has one of the largest residential fellowship programs in the U.S. for research on Mexico, and each year brings together Scholars from the social sciences and related fields to engage with our community of students, faculty and the San Diego community.
UC Center on Economic Competitiveness in Transportation varies UCCONNECT supports research that promotes economic competitiveness by enhancing transportation within the state and the region.
UC Global Health Institute varies UCGHI provides training opportunities and project funding support for students and faculty to develop their skills in global health research, education and leadership.
UC-HBCU Initiative March UC faculty grants support Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU) students conducting summer research with UC faculty at a UC campus, and support departmental efforts to facilitate increased applications from HBCU scholars to UC PhD programs.  
Health Initiative of the Americas varies HIA draws upon the multidisciplinary scholarship and the moral calling of UC Berkeley faculty and students to produce new knowledge through action-oriented research; teaching and mentoring; and service and community engagement programs to reduce the health disparities of the less advantaged Latino population in the United States.
UC Humanities Research Institute varies UCHRI supports fellows, working groups, seminars, conferences, workshops and other research formations, on topics traditional to the humanities in disciplines such as literature, philosophy, classics, languages, and history, as well as the pressing human dimensions that arise in the social and natural sciences, technology, art, medicine, and the professions.
Institute for Scientific Computing Research, LLNL varies ISCR fosters multidisciplinary collaborations between LLNL researchers and faculty and students on singular projects that seek to redefine for the world what is computationally possible.
Institute of American Cultures, UCLA varies The IAC offers Visiting Scholar and Visiting Researcher Program in Ethnic Studies awards to to support research on African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Chicanas/os.
Institute of European Studies, UCB varies Faculty Grants are awarded for research, curriculum development, and travel for foreign language instructors. Other grants and fellowships are offered for students.
Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation varies IGCC addresses global challenges to peace and prosperity through research, training, and outreach on international security, economic development, and the environment.
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, UCSB varies KITP has several special fellowship initiatives targeted to special groups, including Simons Distinguished Visiting Scholars, KITP Scholars, postdocs, and graduate students.
Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center varies KARE is a world-class research operation in the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley from which flows a steady stream of practical ideas and solutions ready for implementation by the region’s farmers.
Lawrence Fellowship, LLNL October The fellowship is a highly competitive three-year postdoctoral position at LLNL that is open to all technical disciplines.
Librarians Association of the University of California varies LAUC research funds allow UC librarians a unique opportunity to engage in scholarly research and creative activity.
Medical Investigation of Neurological Disorders Institute, Postdoctoral Fellowships varies The UC Davis MIND Institute offers a postdoctoral training program to prepare Ph.D. and M.D. fellows for careers in autism research.
UC MEXUS - UC Institute for Mexico and the United States varies UC MEXUS promotes education, research, public service, and other scholarly activities in five principle areas: Mexican studies, U.S.-Mexico relations, Latino studies, critical issues, and UC-Mexico collaboration.
Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science, UCB varies Fellowships, Professorships, Visiting Professorships, and Senior Fellowships are available for research in the basic sciences on the Berkeley campus.
UC Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives varies MRPI funding supports innovative multicampus research collaborations that strengthen UC’s position as a leading public research university.
UC National Laboratory Fees Research Program varies The program enhances partnerships between UC researchers and laboratory scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The program includes Collaborative Research and Training Awards and In-Residence Graduate Fellowships.
Natural Reserve System, Graduate Research Funding varies The UC NRS supports graduate student research with several grant programs.
Philip R. Lee Health Policy Fellowship Program, UCSF December The program enables the Institute to train a new generation of health policy and health services research leaders from diverse backgrounds.
PIMSA Research Program on Migration and Health February PIMSA, a collaborative research program between Mexico and the U.S., provides opportunities for research that contributes to the development of evidence-based policies affecting migrants and their health.
President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program November The program offers postdoctoral research fellowships, professional development and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC.
President’s Faculty Research Fellowships in the Humanities varies The program provides UC faculty with fellowship support to carry out an extended research project.
President’s Research Catalyst Awards varies Research proposals must involve a minimum of three UC campuses and address topics that have the potential to improve human lives, society, the environment, or the economy, enhance culture and community, or provide other public benefit.
Proof of Concept Program: Commercialization Gap Grants varies The PoC Program funds innovations and discoveries at the cusp of commercialization that require a final demonstration of their commercial viability.
Renewable Resources Extension Act August RREA solicits proposals to support Cooperative Extension projects addressing the educational and extension needs in the management of California’s valuable renewable resources on forest and rangeland.
Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center varies The Center fosters and supports research, education and outreach programs focused on key agricultural and natural resource themes relevant to the Sierra foothills.
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program varies UC SAREP administers grants for research on sustainable agricultural practices and systems.
SIREN Innovation Grants, UCSF varies The Social Interventions Research and Evaluation Network (SIREN) was created to catalyze and disseminate research on how to address patients’ basic resource needs as part of high quality clinical care.
Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program varies TRDRP research priorities are: Environmental Exposure and Toxicology, Early Diagnosis of Tobacco-Related Cancer, Cardiopulmonary Disease, Neuroscience of Nicotine Addiction and Treatment, State and Local Tobacco Control Policy Research, and Tobacco-Related Health Disparities.
Western Integrated Pest Management Center varies The Center works to reduce the risks pests and pest-management practices pose to people, the environment and the economy of the West by supporting the development and adoption of integrated pest management.
White Mountain Research Center Student Opportunities varies The WMRC minigrant program funds about 10 thesis-related graduate student research projects each year, including both UC and non-UC students.

UC Berkeley Campus Funding Programs

(Most programs are not administered through SPO.)

American Cultures Center Faculty Grants

Arts Research Center ARC Fellows Program for UC Berkeley Graduate Students and Faculty

Berkeley Collegium

Berkeley Food Institute

BRII – Berkeley Research Impact Initiative

Big Ideas@Berkeley

Center for British Studies Program Grants

Center for Latin American Studies

  • UC Berkeley-Chile Seed Funds
  • Summer Field Research Grants

Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC)

Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Center for Teaching and Learning

Committee on Research

S.V. Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellowships in Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy

Development Impact Lab (DIL) Grant Opportunities

Digital Humanities at Berkeley

Diversity, Division of Equity and Inclusion

France-Berkeley Fund

Graduate Division: Graduate Fellowships and Awards

Humanities Research Fellowship and Mellon Project Grant

Human Rights Center Student Fellowships

Institute of European Studies

Peder Sather Grant Program

Portuguese Studies Program Grants

Radical Ideas in Brain Science Challenge

Student Technology Fund

Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities

Tri-Institutional Partnership - BRAIN R&D Initiative

Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Vice Chancellor for Research

Vice Provost for the Faculty

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