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Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives

Systemwide research to strengthen the UC research enterprise.
Program Announcement (March 23, 2016): UCRI is pleased to issue the RFP for 2017 Multicampus Research Funding Opportunities. Applicants may apply for 2-Year Planning/Pilot Awards or Multi-Year Program Awards. The deadline for Letters of Intent is Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 12:00 noon PT. Please see the Application Information page to access the RFP and find more details.

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.

2015 MRPI Awards

For more information about past funding for this program, see the 2011 letter regarding impact of UC budget cuts on the MRPI program (pdf).