University of California, San Diego


January 27, 2000


SUBJECT:  Chancellor's Associates Faculty Grants


To support UCSD faculty projects that will enrich the intellectual environment of our campus and community, I am setting aside a portion of the discretionary funds contributed by the Chancellor's Associates.

Distribution of these funds is designed to encourage innovation and enhance intellectual exchange among scholars, researchers, students and the broader community. Through the Chancellor's Associates Faculty Grants I seek to support projects that are not normally funded by Academic Senate research grants or major granting agencies.

A copy of the grant guidelines and application format is attached. Please note that the current guidelines are somewhat different from the guidelines issued in last year's call for proposals. The deadline is March 15, 2000.

                                                       Robert C. Dynes



The UCSD Chancellor has a discretionary fund derived from the annual private contributions made by members of the Chancellor's Associates. From time to time, portions of this fund are allocated for academically oriented projects initiated by members of the faculty.

Guidelines for making grants are as follows:

  1. Lecturers and tenure-track members of the faculty are eligible to receive grants.

  2. Grants are made on a one-time-only basis, for a maximum of $8,000.

  3. In most instances, Chancellor's Associates grants will not be made for the full cost of a program or project.

  4. Chancellor's Associates grants are not intended to replace or to supplement Academic Senate research grants. Consequently, grants are not made to fund travel or living expenses to conduct research.

  5. The following types of proposals will be given preference:

  1. Projects that promote intellectual or cultural exchange between UCSD and the local community and/or between UCSD and the national and international communities.
  2. Projects proposed by junior faculty.
  3. Faculty-supervised projects that support research and/or publication by undergraduate students.
  4. Research projects that do not fit within the categories funded by the major national granting agencies.
  5. Funding of student fees for research assistants is allowed, but grants will not be make to fund undergraduate scholarships or graduate fellowships.
  6. Grants are not made to fund deficits incurred for an event or project that has already been completed.


Proposals should be written in terms comprehensible to non- specialists, using the following format. The total package should not exceed seven pages.

  • Title of Proposal:
  • Submitted by:
  • Departments/Mailcode/Extension:
  • Signature of Department Chair (or Dean, in the case of proposals by department chairs):
    1. Description of project (not to exceed three pages)

    2. Time Schedule for carrying out project

    3. Overall project budget (list broad category breakdown and dates of expected expenditures)

    4. Specific amount requested from Chancellor's Associate grant and other sources of funding, including pending grant requests.

    5. Curriculum vitae, including employment history, significant publications, funding support, and honors covering the past five years, as well as earlier substantial credits (not to exceed two pages).

    Submit your application by to the UCSD Chancellor's Associates Faculty Grant program, Mailcode 0937, x47140.

    Grantees are responsible for returning unused funds. Approval is necessary for any change in the use of funds.