OFFICE OF RESEARCH AFFAIRS
January 30, 2015
An initiative led by the Office of the Chancellor and Research Affairs will help launch seven major research projects on campus, all focused on advancing the university’s strategic research goals.
The “Frontiers of Innovation” program is a campus-wide effort to support the primary initiatives of the university’s Strategic Plan.
A major component provides funding to support teams of our scholars from all across campus as they work to launch large-scale multidisciplinary research applications.
Our support for these new projects reflects our strong commitment to the research goals articulated in the campus strategic plan. Thanks to the Academic Senate, faculty reviewers, and the Office of Research Affairs, the forward-looking Frontiers of Innovation program will help ensure our continued leadership in research well into the future.
UC San Diego’s research enterprise is focused on four broad but strategic goals: understanding and protecting the planet; enriching human life and society; exploring the basis of human knowledge, learning, and creativity; and understanding cultures and addressing disparities in society.
We want to engage all campus members in their efforts to answer basic questions and address the needs of our global society. We were challenged by the large number of applications for this seed funding; however, the faculty review committee identified seven exciting efforts to begin this process.
This year, the Frontiers of Innovation Center Development funds will go to:
Center for Biological Timing in the 21st Century
Sustainable Power and Energy Center
UCSD Center for Translational Computer-Aided Drug Discovery & Project
UCSD Center for Compound Resources
Institute for Integrative Science of the Developing Mind and Brain
Center for Research on Gender in STEMM
The UC San Diego Community Stations
A second major component of the campus investment in our research future
is the Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program, which focuses on
supporting students working in areas key to UC San Diego’s future. The
FISP program provides fellowships for undergraduate and graduate
students as well as postdoctoral scholars working on major
multidisciplinary research projects.