Gifts & Grants

UCI to participate in major federal effort to improve childhood health

Research to focus on effects of maternal experiences, environmental factors

Fluorescence dynamics lab marks 30 years of NIH funding

UCI’s Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics has received a five-year, $7.2 million operating grant from the National Institutes of Health, marking 30 years of NIH funding for the lab. The LFD is a state-of-the-art facility that allows researchers to use fluorescence with advanced imaging technologies (microscopy and spectroscopy) to view live cells and study cellular processes. This can […]

UCI group awarded $2 million by NSF for light and sound wave research

A UCI team led by Ilya Krivorotov, professor of physics & astronomy, is one of nine interdisciplinary groups to share a new $18 million research grant from the National Science Foundation. The UCI scientists and engineers will receive $2 million to study “nonreciprocal magneto-acoustic waves in chiral magnetic systems” under the NSF’s NewLAW program, which was established […]

UCI shatters research and philanthropic funding records

Half a billion dollars in grants and giving reflects growing support for campus vision

Gavin Herbert Eye Institute

Josephine Herbert Gleis commits $5 million to Gavin Herbert Eye Institute for vision research

Philanthropist is still making a difference as she approaches her 104th birthday

Mellon Foundation grant to support humanities research on a complex, changing world

With a $1.5 million grant to UCI from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the UC Humanities Research Institute will explore new methods to understand rapidly evolving contemporary social and technological developments that defy traditional research approaches in the humanities. The Inquiry & Its Infrastructures: Horizons of the Humanities initiative will analyze four major themes: the interface between technology […]

Map of the slave trade out of Africa, 1500-1900.

Tracking the slave trade

Grant allows UCI historian to add intra-American voyages to trans-Atlantic database

UCI Long Institute gets $2.75 million to expand interdisciplinary China research

School of Social Sciences will join effort to foster understanding between US, Asian nation

Developmental biologist Maksim Plikus named 2016 Pew Scholar

Maksim Plikus, assistant professor of developmental & cell biology, is among the exceptional early-career scientists named a 2016 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. For more than 30 years, the Pew Charitable Trusts have supported outstanding biomedical researchers at the start of their careers, and this year’s class of 22 scholars is drawn from prestigious institutes […]

UCI receives $700,000 EPA grant to study climate change, air quality

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded UCI $701,304 to study the impact of climate change on air quality. “This grant offers an exciting opportunity to learn about air pollution in the future from both state-of-the-art experiments and computer modeling techniques,” said Donald Dabdub, UCI professor of mechanical & aerospace engineering. “We know that both ammonia […]