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UCLA On-Campus Funding Resources
opportunities are not only available from government agencies
and private foundations, but also through UCLA campus offices
and organizations. Follow the links below for more information:
Office of the Academic Senate
Office of Instructional Development (OID)
School of Medicine Research Web Site
OFFICE OF THE ACADEMIC SENATE
Council on Research of the Academic Senate administers three
programs to fund research and travel for Academic Senate
Faculty Grants Program
This program supports individual research projects of
eligible members of the Academic Senate with an average
funding level per grant of $1,500 to $3,000 per fiscal year.
General support categories include research assistance,
purchase of research-specific equipment, retrographics,
communications, expendable supplies, and field expenses.
Of these categories, under-graduate and graduate student
research assistance receives the highest priority for funding.
There is only one request for proposals per year due on
the first Friday in March.
For more information or to obtain application forms,
please contact the Council on Research at x53853.
Faculty Conference Travel
This program supports travel for presentation of original
research results and is normally limited to meetings or
conferences of recognized scholarly societies, both domestic
and overseas. This program only funds airfare. The Council
on Research must receive applications for support from this
program at least 10 days prior to the start of the conference
or meeting, with no exception made to the deadline requirement.
Applications are available in each departmental business
For further information on this program and application
procedures, please contact the Council on Research/Travel
Division at x62070.
Intercampus Exchange Program for Faculty
This program provides limited support to faculty and
advanced graduate students for study and research on other
campuses of the University of California. Grants may be
made to assist with travel, living expenses and research
costs. Applications are made to the Academic Senate Council
on Research in letter form, indicating the following: description
of the research project, campus to be visited, dates of
travel, number of days involved, estimate of expenses. The
applicant and the department chair must both sign the letter
of request. Graduate students must be traveling to accompany
and assist eligible faculty on a research project.
For further information about this program, please call
the Council on Research/Travel Division at x62070.
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Faculty (Assistant Professor)
Career Development Awards
This program is intended to provide junior faculty with
research support at a critical time in the pre-tenure stage
in developing the research or creative record that is essential
for promotion from assistant professor to associate professor.
Awards are made in the form of summer ninths, one-quarter
sabbatical supplements, full quarter research leaves with
salary, and research support up to $3000. Applications are
usually due during the Winter Quarter (February). The annual
program announcement and application form may be downloaded
electronically from the Academic Senate website at
For further information and application forms, please
contact the Academic Personnel Office at x68004.
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OFFICE OF INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT (OID)
created to administer and coordinate special resources,
services and funding opportunities aimed at improving the
quality of undergraduate instruction at UCLA. A complete
listing may be found on the Internet at http://www.oid.ucla.edu
Instructional Improvement Grants
The campus receives Instructional Improvement funds
which OID has elected to convert into a grant program for
faculty. The Chancellors Committee on Instructional Improvement
Programs (CCIIP) is appointed to provide direction in the
administration of these grants, which are intended for the
improvement of undergraduate courses, curricula and teaching.
Grants are designed for curricular innovation and pedagogical
experiment and cannot be substituted for the ongoing or
normal costs of course delivery. They may not be applied
to graduate courses or independent studies (199s).
Instructional Improvement Grants are competitive and in
high demand. The amount of funding awarded for a project
has ranged from $1500 to $300,000 (over a three-year period),
but the average grant in a one-year period is about $12,000.
Usually there is one annual proposal deadline (mid-March).
The Cover Sheet/Application can be downloaded electronically
from the OID website in Microsoft Word format.
For more information, please call x59149.
Mini-grants of up to $750 for faculty and up to $250
for teaching assistants per academic year are provided for
small-scale projects which improve or enrich existing undergraduate
courses. All regular faculty are eligible to apply as are
teaching assistants with faculty approval. Allowable costs
include instructional media, field trips, distinguished
guest speaker honoraria, and some instructional software.
Proposals for departmental TA training program development
are also considered.
For more information or to obtain an application form,
please contact OID at x52790.
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Division makes a number of resources available for the support
of graduate students. Multi-year fellowships, such as The
Chancellor's Fellowship and the Eugene V. Cota Robles Award,
are used as campus recruitment fellowships. Graduate Opportunity
Fellowships furnish support within a single academic year
to entering graduate students; Research Mentorship Program
supports continuing graduate students within a given academic
year; Summer Research Mentorship Program supports continuing
graduate students during the summer; Dissertation Year Fellowships
may be awarded to students in their final year of a doctoral
Special Fellowships with particular eligibility requirements,
as stipulated by their endowments, are generally made for
a single academic year to entering and/or continuing graduate
students on a competitive basis following nomination by
their departments. Funds for dissertation research or travel
to scholarly conferences are allocated to departments by
the Graduate Division for use by registered, enrolled graduate
For further information concerning teaching assistantships,
Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) positions and no-resident
tuition, please contact individual departments.
information concerning Graduate Division and Extramural
Fellowships, please send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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SCHOOL OF MEDICINE RESEARCH WEB SITE
UCLA School of Medicine Research Web Site contains a listing
of intramural funding opportunities available to the campus
health sciences community. The table contains the UCLA contact
for further information. The site also contains a searchable
database for locating extramural research funds in the health
sciences. The intramural funding opportunities table may
be accessed at
School of Medicine Research Web Site:
Last updated 09/08/2011