Office of Research 2016 President’s Research Catalyst Awards - Office of Research

2016 President’s Research Catalyst Awards

April 23 2015 Update:

University of California President Janet Napolitano and UC Research Initiatives are pleased to issue a Request for Proposals for the 2016 President’s Research Catalyst Awards. The President’s Research Catalyst Awards will channel up to $7 million to fund innovative multi campus research in areas of strategic importance to UC, California, and the world. Research proposals must involve a minimum of three UC campuses and address topics that have the potential to improve human lives, society, the environment, or the economy, enhance culture and community, or provide other public benefit. Awards are open to all fields and are made on a competitive basis.

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Letters of Intent (LOI) are required and must be submitted through proposalCENTRAL. LOIs are due at 12:00pm Pacific Standard Time on Thursday June 4, 2015. LOIs will be used to determine the teams that will be invited to submit a full proposal.

Participation in one of the following webinars is recommended. The webinars will provide an overview of the program and application process. Pre-registration is required using the following links:

  • Wednesday, May 6, 2:00pm to 3:00pm Pacific Standard Time
  • Thursday, May 7, 2:30pm to 3:30pm Pacific Standard Time

For additional guidance please review the FAQs.

Contact Bridget Gruber (, 530-754-0188) for any additional inquiries.