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Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives

Systemwide research to strengthen the UC research enterprise
Program Announcement (December 2, 2016): UCRI is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives (MRPI) awards. Fifteen highly meritorious projects proposing innovative research across a wide range of disciplines and topics were selected from a pool of 97 eligible applications. Congratulations to these outstanding researchers! To see the complete list of 2017 awards, please visit the 2017 Awards page.

MRPI funding supports innovative multicampus research collaborations that strengthen UC’s position as a leading public research university. Awards are intended to facilitate outstanding research and cutting edge discoveries that can:

  • Advance research in areas important to UC, California, its people, environment and economy
  • Increase UC’s competitiveness in attracting faculty, graduate students, awards and honors, and extramural funding
  • Support innovative graduate student research at UC

Planning/Pilot Awards provide up to two years of funding to launch novel research collaborations and Program Awards provide up to four years of funding to support new or established innovative UC research collaborations.

Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives is a funding opportunity administered under the auspices of the UC Office of the President. It is administered by UC Research Initiatives in the Research Grants Program Office. Competitions are anticipated every two years, subject to availability of funds.

Our program information sheet (pdf) summarizes the impact to date of the first two rounds of MRPI funding. Learn more about the most recent MRPI funding recipients in the press release.