Gifts & Grants

State grants will support nursing education programs

The Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing was recently awarded grants for $240,000 and $80,000 through the Song-Brown Health Care Workforce Training Act of the California Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development. Both are designed to bolster programs aimed at educating nurses to serve in areas of unmet need and to increase the […]

With $1 million gift, UCI aims to become first university to launch rocket into space

Donation expands partnership with Base 11 to address STEM talent crisis

Dr. Claudia Kawas awarded $100,000 Potamkin Prize for dementia research

The American Academy of Neurology is giving UCI’s Dr. Claudia Kawas a 2017 Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick’s, Alzheimer’s & Related Diseases for her dementia work. Sometimes referred to as the Nobel Prize of Alzheimer’s research, the $100,000 award is an internationally recognized tribute to those advancing our understanding of dementia. Kawas will be […]

UCI professor emerita wins UC award for post-retirement achievements and service

Margot Norris, Chancellor’s Professor emerita of English and comparative literature, has been honored with the 2016-17 Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award, which recognizes scholarly work or educational service since retirement by University of California professors emeriti in the humanities or social sciences. A world-renowned expert on James Joyce and 20th-century modernist literature, she has won […]

UCI’s 24-hour online fundraising campaign exceeds goal

Inaugural Giving Day raises $1.4 million for campus

Historian awarded NEH summer stipend to finish book

David Fedman, assistant professor of history, has been awarded a $6,000 National Endowment for the Humanities summer stipend to support the completion of his manuscript The Saw & the Seed: Forestry & the Politics of Conservation in Colonial Korea (under contract with the University of Washington Press). “I’m absolutely thrilled to have received this grant from the NEH […]

Alumna donates $50,000 for teens to attend summer financial literacy program

Investment manager and certified financial planner Pamela Adams, MBA ’98 believes in paying it forward. Her $50,000 gift to The Paul Merage School of Business‘ LIFEvest financial literacy program will enable ninth- or 10th-grade students from economically disadvantaged communities to learn the basics of money management, as well as how to prepare for success in college […]

UCI receives $1 million gift from estate of former faculty member Christian Werner

Donation will support graduate student research, scholarship in social sciences

Retired librarian named Fulbright scholar to study Hong Kong protest literature

UCI librarian emeritus Daniel Tsang has won a Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to conduct research on protest literature in Hong Kong, just as the former British crown colony marks the 20th anniversary of its return to China. He will be spending the next academic year in Hong Kong, where he was born. “I am honored […]

Dan Burk wins Fulbright cybersecurity award

Dan Burk, Chancellor’s Professor of law at UCI, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar cybersecurity grant to conduct research at the Oxford Internet Institute in the United Kingdom this fall. An internationally prominent authority on legal and social issues related to high technology, Burk will study “Statutory Protocols for Access to Secured Digital Content,” specifically, the U.K.’s […]