Citizenship and nondiscrimination

The university Anti-Discrimination Policy (PDF) states that the university does not discriminate on the basis of citizenship. UC, therefore, generally does not accept public and private sponsors’ restrictions of research based on citizenship.

In select cases, narrow exceptions to this policy may be made:

  • Where discrimination on the basis of citizenship is specifically mandated by law (e.g. select agents) and/or allowed by University policy. 
  • Where there is a compelling public interest in the development of a U.S. workforce (e.g. fellowship and training support for graduate and undergraduate students and early career researchers).

Contact: Lourdes DeMattos at or (510) 987-9850.

Controlling policies

Policy on Nondiscrimination PDF

February 20, 2024

From Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations and Students (PACAOS)


Application of Proposition 209 to federal research proposals PDF

September 29, 1997

Letter from C. Judson King, Provost and Senior Vice President – Academic Affairs


RAO 87-39 Link

October 23, 1987

NASA Restrictions on U.S. Citizenship in University Space Engineering Research Centers

RAO 90-03 Link

February 12, 1990

Acceptance of Funds Restricted to U.S. Citizens

RAO 93-11 Link

July 1, 1993

Ownership and Dissemination of Research Results

RAO 93-20 Link

December 10, 1993

ONR Young Investigator Program Applicant Eligibility Restriction to U.S. Citizens

RAO 04-02 Link

April 19, 2004

Provision of Information on Citizenship, Visa Status, Nationality or Country of Origin: Federal and State Law and Regulation

RAO 04-11 Link

November 23, 2004

National Science Foundation Cyber Security Clause

Relevant Contract & Grant Manual Chapters

Contract and Grant Manual Chapter 14 Link

Nondiscrimination/Affirmative Action