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Interdisciplinary Research Support


The Interdisciplinary Research Support (IRS) unit coordinates the development and preparation of interdisciplinary research activities at UC Davis, and serves as a key partner to faculty in the pursuit of major collaborative research initiatives that take shape at the frontiers and intersections of academic disciplines.


  • Coordinate large and complex grant and contract proposal efforts
  • Facilitate partnerships among UC Davis investigators and connect proposal teams to collective research resources
  • Guide the pursuit of new strategic research activities in response to the funding opportunity landscape and new research directions
  • Provide timely notification of strategic funding opportunities
  • Communicate with funding agencies to gather input and advice on developing proposals for specific programs and centers
  • Coordinate with campus units (e.g., Federal Relations, Foundation Relations, Graduate Studies) to gain key insights on new research program development

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