We fund research to address some of California's most critical needs.

The Research Grants Program Office (RGPO) oversees a broad grantmaking portfolio of nearly $65 million a year to support research that is critical to California, the nation and the world. RGPO programs enhance UC’s research capacity and excellence, which helps attract top faculty, graduate students, government funding and companies to our state. These grants also enable researchers and community agencies to collaborate and solve the most pressing problems in the state. RGPO also provides grants for training undergraduates, graduate and postdoctoral researchers, whose work will benefit California communities. Learn more

Mary Croughan

Mary Croughan

Executive Director

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Research Grants Program Office
University of California
Office of the President
300 Lakeside Dr., 6th Flr
Oakland, CA 94612

RGPO Annual Report

Find out how our programs...
  • Seed discovery
  • Spur the economy
  • Pioneer initiatives
  • Promote collaborations
  • Shape policy
Read the report (pdf)

Funded research

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