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