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The RDU will orient investigators to grant agency funding priorities and trends to develop a strategic approach to apply for funding. We encourage you to make an appointment with our team so that we can discuss your research goals. 

Click here or email us to set up a meeting. You can also request targeted funding opportunity searches via this intake form.

The UCI Office of Research also has information on funding search tools using Pivot.

The School of Medicine also maintains a curated, searchable list of funding opportunities.

Funding Opportunities

School of Medicine faculty are encouraged to submit a request for grant review services. These services provide support for proposal writing and revisions, pre-review, and other resources to facilitate the preparation of new grant applications. The School of Medicine will provide funds to support the costs of subject matter expert reviews and other unique proposal needs. Contact the Research Development Unit to request this support.

We also provide:

Project Management Support

  • Assistance with large, multidisciplinary proposals (e.g., U54, P50, P01). Complete the intake form to request our grant support services.

Letters of Institutional Support 

To request a general letter of support or a letter of support with institutional commitment from the Dean’s office, complete the Letter of Support Request form at least one month in advance of the grant deadline. You would need the following items:

  • Weblink to the Funding Opportunity Announcement
  • Draft of specific aims and research strategy
  • PI's biosketch
  • Draft of content to be included in the letter

If you have any questions, please contact the Research Development Unit.

Boilerplate Content

The RDU maintains a library of boilerplate content for grant submissions and updates as necessary. For specific requests, please complete this Boilerplate Request Form, and the RDU will email the documents to you. Also, check the following websites for content:

Cross-Campus Facilitation

Assistance in connecting investigators with collaborators across campus & core resources.