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Research Continuity

To assist UCI’s research community with keeping informed  regarding the impact of COVID-19 on UCI’s research enterprise, the Office of Research (OR) has launched a Research Continuity webpage. 

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Foreign Influence

At UCI, international collaboration is very important. However, it is also important to be aware of disclosure requirements and compliance procedures in place to protect faculty members...

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Cannabis Research

UCI researchers who wish to pursue research that involves marijuana or industrial hemp, or whose research is sponsored by the marijuana industry should consult with the Office of Research...

Research Funding & Proposal Development

The Research Development team is charged with leading large-scale proposal development efforts, and providing resources and support to the Research Development Officers  across the Schools of UCI.

The Office of Research also supports, a website created to advertise and consolidate limiteds and other internally competed funding opportunities held across UCI. The site also provides additional information resources related to research funding.

Centers & Instititues

Research Centers and Institutes at UC Irvine provide a mechanism and organizational structure for collective research activities that are fundamentally different from those that occur normally within the schools and departments. They are intended to foster the development of short- and long-term research programs that span disciplines and academic units, thereby making it possible for faculty members to acquire extramural resources for which they might not otherwise qualify.

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California’s wildfire season has lengthened, and its peak is now earlier in the year

Irvine, Calif., April 22, 2021 — California’s wildfire problem, fueled by a concurrence of climate change and a heightened risk of human-caused ignitions in once uninhabited ...
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UCI researchers co-author editorial on impact of work stressors on the severity of COVID-19

The pandemic has caused much uncertainty, anxiety and stress, touching on every aspect of our lives. The impact of work stressors on the severity of COVID-19, ...
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NIH grant will fund study of novel approach to repairing permanently damaged retinas

Magdalene Seiler, Ph.D., UCI associate professor of physical medicine & rehabilitation, has been awarded a five-year, $3,823,950 grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct ...
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UCI-led study uses plankton genomes as global biosensors of ocean ecosystem stress

Irvine, Calif., April 15, 2021 — By analyzing gains and losses in the genes of phytoplankton samples collected in all major ocean regions, researchers at the ...
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UCI study finds that California Competes Tax Credit program creates jobs

Irvine, Calif., April 15, 2021 — Finally, an economic development tax incentive program that works – that’s the conclusion of an analysis by researchers at the ...
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Climate change book garners award from the International Studies Association

The month, Michael Méndez, assistant professor of urban planning & public policy, will receive the International Studies Association’s Harold and Margaret Sprout Award for his book, Climate Change ...
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