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Research Support & Development

The Office of Research provides research support services for funding opportunities, grant submission, pre- and post-award activities, private foundations and internal research funding, along with clinical trials administration support.

The Research Development Unit (RDU) designs and implements services and other resources to help investigators succeed in obtaining and maintaining extramural funding. The RDU is an entity within the UCI School of Medicine Office of Research. For specific support requests, please contact the Research Development Unit.

Keep up to date with the RDU programs and other research-related announcements with the SOM Office of Research newsletter, Research Insider, which comes out every Tuesday evening.

Services include:

Funding Opportunity Support

  • Orient investigators to grant agency funding priorities and trends to develop a strategic approach to apply for funding. To request a consultation, contact
  • Conduct targeted funding opportunity searches via an online request form.

Grant Proposal Support

  • Project management support for large, multidisciplinary proposals (e.g. U01, U54, P50, P01, S10)
  • Complete the intake form to request our grant support services.
  • Assistance with NIH training grant data tables (additional resources offered via Graduate Division)
  • Technical editing of grant proposals; biosketch review
  • Provide boilerplate content- click here to select documents.
  • Provide templates for grant components- click here to select documents.
  • Assistance with drafting letters of institutional support
  • Connect investigators with collaborators across campus & core resources
  • Facilitate proposal pre-reviews by subject matter experts

For specific support requests, please contact

Researcher Pipeline

There are a variety of opportunities available to undergraduate students, graduate and medical students, residents, fellows, postdocs, and faculty interested in biomedical research at UCI.

Funding Opportunities

UCI researchers are eligible to apply for a variety of funding opportunities and have access to campus resources to assist them in identifying such resources.

Research Insider Archive

Research Insider emails are archived and available for reference and details about research, events and funding opportunities.