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ORA Funding Opportunities

The Office of Research Affairs (ORA) is honored to provided the following funding opportunities:

  • Chancellor’s Research Excellence Scholarships (CRES) - formerly the Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program (FISP)
    • A campus-wide effort to support the primary research initiatives of the UC San Diego Strategic Plan. Provides funding for undergraduate and Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows, to work with mentors/PIs in labs, programs, or centers. 
  • Center Launch 
    • One-time, non-renewable seed funding for planning and development activities leading to the submission of proposals for major extramural research support
  • PI Travel Grants 
    • Matching funds for early-career faculty and researchers to meet with funding agency program officers
  • International Seed Funds
    • One-time, non-renewable seed funding to support binational teams developing innovative joint initiatives