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The University of California is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for multicampus research programs

The MRPI Program requires collaboration among at least three UC campuses and should address topics of strategic importance to UC and California. Funding priorities, eligibility criteria and application information are detailed in the Request for Proposals link below. The LOI acceptance period is now closed.

Applications must be submitted in compliance with the Request for Proposals using SmartSimple. Please allow extra time to prepare and submit your application in this new system.

Invited Full Proposals Due: Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 12:00 noon PDT 

To see the list of Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives awards from the previous competition, visit the 2019 Awards page. Awards from previous years can be found on the Prior Awards page.

For additional program information or guidance, please contact

Applicant Webinar

Attendance at one of the two applicant webinars was strongly encouraged, even for returning applicants, due to the new submission process. Two webinars with identical content were held on June 30, 2020 and July 1, 2020.

The slides from the presentation (pdf) are now available.