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Funding Opportunities

UC Irvine researchers can apply for many types of funding opportunities and have access to resources on campus to assist them in identifying such opportunities.

Internal Opportunities

The School of Medicine, the campus Office of Research and many research centers and institutes offer internal funding opportunities.  Deadlines and research priorities for these opportunities vary.

School of Medicine

  • Faculty research grants — Next call anticipated in 2018
  • Pilot funding proposals for collaborative research — Currently closed. Please check back at a later time.

Institute for Clinical & Translational Science

UCI Cancer Research Institute:

UCI Office of Research:

External Opportunities

Researchers are encouraged to contact the UCI School of Medicine Research Development Unit at, and Marianne Smith, director of Foundation Relations, for assistance with external funding opportunities.

In addition, the campus Office of Research funds the university’s subscription to the COS Pivot database, a comprehensive funding search tool available to all UC Irvine faculty, staff and students.

To access COS Pivot and information about other funding opportunities, view the Find Funding section of the UCI Office of Research website.

CDMRP Funding Opportunities

Visit the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) website for program details and keep checking back for new opportunities. 

Upcoming Grant Deadlines