Gifts & Grants

NOAA funds UCI research on sea level rise, storm surge effects on coastal landscapes

The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science has awarded UCI researchers $1.15 million to study and mitigate sea level rise and storm surge impacts on changing shores. They will develop modeling tools to analyze how sediment management practices affect the stability of communities and wetlands facing the tests of climate change. “Sediment […]

Gavin and Ninetta Herbert pursue vision for improving eye health with $5 million estate gift to spur breakthrough retinal research

Irvine, Calif., Nov. 16, 2016 — Allergan founder Gavin Herbert and his wife, Ninetta, have pledged $5 million to advance retinal research at UC Irvine Health’s Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, the academic eye care center named in his honor. “As longtime champions of the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, the Herberts have shown that community leaders can […]

UCI prostate cancer project awarded $1.2 million by state precision medicine initiative

Clinical effort aims to personalize treatment, improve care and outcomes

UCI sociologist receives NIH funding to create database exploring mother/baby health factors

The origins of chronic disease, preconception risk factors for newborn health and generational links to health disparities are a few of the public health issues that UCI assistant professor of sociology Jennifer Kane hopes to tackle using information gleaned from a new database in progress. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the $430,000 project will allow […]

UCI-led bio sci team awarded $3 million by DOE to investigate drought impact on soil microbes

The U.S. Department of Energy recently awarded a UCI research team $3 million over three years to explore how drought affects microbes in surface soil that are vital to plant life and to the exchange of carbon dioxide – a greenhouse gas – among the Earth’s oceans, plants, soil and air. Steven Allison, associate professor of […]

The Irvine Museum’s collection of California impressionism comes to UCI

World-class exhibit space planned on campus to house the $17 million collection

UCI chemist Shane Ardo named one of 5 inaugural Moore Inventor Fellows

$825,000 in funding will help advance his solar-powered desalination innovation

UCI engineer on team awarded $1.26 million for radio spectrum research

Hamid Jafarkhani is part of a four-institution research team recently awarded a three-year $1,258,741 National Science Foundation grant to enhance the public’s access to radio frequencies – the part of the electromagnetic spectrum used to facilitate telecommunications and modern information systems essential for public safety, transportation and national defense. Jafarkhani, a Chancellor’s Professor of electrical engineering & computer […]

Gorodetsky receives Young Faculty Award from DARPA

­The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has granted UCI materials engineer Alon Gorodetsky a Young Faculty Award in support of his work to create smart fabrics for soldiers. The assistant professor of chemical engineering & materials science is one of 27 researchers nationwide to receive the prestigious award. Gorodetsky studies the adaptive properties of squid skin. He […]

UCI team awarded $2.9 million by NSF for graduate training in data science, STEM

A UCI team led by Padhraic Smyth, professor of computer science and director of the UCI Data Science Initiative, is one of 16 interdisciplinary groups to share $47 million awarded as part of the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship program. UCI will receive $2.9 million, primarily in the form of graduate student fellowships, to develop “team science […]