November 21, 2014: Below is your reminder of the December 1, 2014 deadline for the opportunity outlined below. Frontiers of Innovation: Support for Center Development - Request for Applications for 2014-15 Academic Year



CAMPUS NOTICE

 

OFFICE OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR -
RESEARCH

October 16, 2014


ALL ACADEMICS AT UC SAN DIEGO
KEY ADMINISTRATORS/KEY SUPPORT STAFF

SUBJECT:    Frontiers of Innovation: Support for Center Development - Request for Applications for 2014-15 Academic Year

The Office of Research Affairs (ORA) invites applications for a one-time, non-renewable funding opportunity for planning, capacity building, and development activities towards launching research centers. These centers are to be externally funded, multidisciplinary efforts in the research areas of UC San Diego's Strategic Plan. These broad areas are:

- Understanding and Protecting the Planet
- Enriching Human Life and Society
- Exploring the Basis of Human Knowledge, Learning and Creativity
- Understanding Cultures and Addressing Disparities in Society

Centers' leadership is expected to submit an application for external funding, within one year from the time the funds are made available to the awardees, for funding from federal, state, and private sources. The centers' long-term administration can be linked and/or administered in departments, divisions or current ORUs.

The Office of Research Affairs will fund up to four smaller ($20-30K) and up to two larger (up to $75K) awards for FY2014-2015. Funds can be used up to two years from the time they are awarded.

The deadline for application for this funding opportunity is December 1, 2014, with funding to be available in January 2015. Detailed information on the application and selection process, eligibility, and administrative guidelines is available at the following web page:
http://research.ucsd.edu/seedfunds.html



Sandra A. Brown
Vice Chancellor for Research