Gifts & Grants

Cognitive scientist receives grant to study brain’s social awareness neural pathways

Emily Grossman, associate professor of cognitive sciences, has received a $273,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the neural pathways among the areas of the brain involved in how we act and react in social settings. “The skills used for decoding the actions of others and planning responses appropriate to the context are […]

Education professor gets grant to develop writing program for grade school students

Young-Suk Kim, professor of education, has received a three-year, $1.4 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to develop a writing program for elementary school students. “Writing is one of the most critical skills children need to acquire in order to be successful in their schoolwork and careers,” Kim said. “It’s also one of […]

6 faculty entrepreneurs are selected for first proof-of-product grants from Applied Innovation

Six UCI professors are recipients of the first proof-of-product grants from Applied Innovation. These POP awards provide up to $125,000 each for innovators to move promising technologies closer to commercialization. More than 20 applications were submitted and reviewed by domain experts and industry advisers. The awardees and their projects are: The POP grants program is […]

$1.25 million pharmaceutical sciences donation will fund lab’s biomaterials research

A $1.25 million gift from PharmaResearch Products Co. Ltd. will fund research by Young Jik Kwon, UCI professor of pharmaceutical sciences. His BioTherapeutics Engineering Laboratory group has been exploring innovative methods for the efficient and safe delivery of therapeutic molecules such as drugs, nucleic acids and proteins. With this support, Kwon hopes to generate novel […]

Art exhibit to highlight impressionist paintings of California landscape in darkness

EVENT:  The Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California, Irvine presents the “Dusk till Dawn” exhibit, featuring work from award-winning painters depicting the California landscape at night or when the sun is setting or rising. WHEN/WHERE:  May 27-Sept. 28, The Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California, Irvine, on the ground floor of the Airport […]

Associate professor of film & media studies wins Fulbright grant to research book in Philippines

Felicidad “Bliss” Cua Lim, associate professor of film & media studies, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright grant to conduct research in the Philippines for her book on the dismal state of the nation’s film archive. “Philippine cinema’s archival situation is precarious,” Lim said. “Since local production began in the early 1900s, only 37 percent of […]

Grant enables Cecelia Lynch to expand research on faith-based women’s groups in Central Africa

Cecelia Lynch, UCI professor of political science, has received a grant from the University of Notre Dame to expand her research on faith-based women’s groups and activists in the Central African country of Cameroon. Via interviews and observations, Lynch will seek to better understand the gender relations these Christian, Muslim and traditional women experience in their families, […]

Transformative $30 million gift from Samuelis to fund convergent science building

New UCI facility will fuel major multidisciplinary research and innovation

Institute of Museum & Library Services awards UCI Libraries $500,000 for ethnic studies project

The UCI Libraries have been awarded a prestigious Institute of Museum & Library Services grant of $500,000 to explore the outcomes of undergraduate students applying what they learn in ethnic studies combined with lived experience in contributing to community archives. The team, led by university archivist Audra Eagle Yun, head of Special Collections & Archives, will partner […]

$9.6 million grant fuels UCI malaria control research in Africa

Major federal funding establishes campus as international center of excellence