Gifts & Grants

UCI part of US effort to find Alzheimer’s biomarkers in people with Down syndrome

National Institute on Aging grants $4.7 million to Dr. Ira Lott’s research team

Life-changing support

UCI gets $1.1 million to help first-generation and low-income students realize their potential

UCI-led juvenile justice study gets $1 million grant

A study on the best way to handle juvenile offenders has received a $1 million grant from the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Led by Elizabeth Cauffman, a UCI professor of psychology & social behavior, the national study is tracking 1,000 first-time juvenile offenders to compare how they respond to formal court system punishment versus informal […]

Susan Charles, colleagues get grant to study link between social interaction, health in seniors

Susan Charles, UCI professor of psychology & social behavior and nursing science, is part of a team of researchers recently awarded $2.4 million from the National Institute on Aging to study how social interaction improves the health of older adults. Participants will use wearable electronic devices and cellphone apps to monitor their physical activity and social interactions in […]

UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman leads a spirited crowd in a hearty Zot, Zot, Zot! at the UCI Medal Awards.

UCI closes Orange County’s largest philanthropic campaign, surpassing $1 billion goal

Strong community, donor involvement lead to funding for scholarships, academic chairs, high-impact research and projects that make a difference

Dan Cooper

UCI’s Institute for Clinical & Translational Science gets $19 million from NIH

Irvine, Calif., Aug. 26, 2015 — The Institute for Clinical & Translational Science at the University of California, Irvine will receive $19 million over four years from the National Institutes of Health to continue speeding the transformation of scientific discoveries into medical advances for patients. The grant is a continuation of the Clinical & Translational […]

School of Humanities gets Mellon Foundation grant for yearlong seminar on how war is represented

The UCI School of Humanities has received a $175,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to produce “Documenting War,” a yearlong “Sawyer Seminar” that will explore the genres, rhetoric and real effects of wartime documentation and postwar reflection, as carried out by journalists, soldiers, civilians and artists in verbal, visual and mixed-media forms.

Christie Fowler

UCI neurobiologist Christie Fowler wins prestigious Avenir Award for research on nicotine addiction

Christie Fowler, UCI assistant professor of neurobiology & behavior, is one of six scientists to receive an Avenir Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Mellon Foundation grants $2.7 million to School of Humanities graduate programs

UCI is first public institution to pair shorter degree time with postdoctoral positions

ICS dean will help lead national effort to improve criminal evidence analysis, cut wrongful convictions

Hal Stern, dean of the Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences and professor of statistics, will help lead a new national Forensic Science Center of Excellence.