Funding Opportunities

Dean's Postdoc to Faculty Program

The School of Medicine's Dean's Postdoc to Faculty Program is designed to provide support for emerging principal investigators among postdoctoral fellows presently employed in the UC Riverside School of Medicine.

The goal of this program is to develop independent researchers who will go on to careers in academic research, whether in a university or private research institute setting. Candidates from groups under-represented in biomedical, clinical, or population research are especially encouraged to apply.

Dean’s Collaborative Seed Grants

The School of Medicine Dean's Collaborative Seed Grant provides funds up to $25,000 in seed grant funding for collaborative interdisciplinary research projects aimed at developing proposals and preliminary data for full NIH or similar grant applications. To help clarify the process for these grant awards, these are the goals of the grants, review criteria, application and review process, and conditions for expenditures on awarded funds.

Dean's Research Innovation Grant

The School of Medicine's Dean's Research Innovation Grant is designed to promote clinically-relevant research by medical students, residents, fellows, and junior clinical faculty in the School of Medicine. It will award up to five grants per year for up to $10,000 per award (final annual approvals are subject to change based on available funding).

Eligible projects include those designed to produce preliminary data to support larger extramurally funded research pursuits, stimulate collaborations between learners and faculty "sponsors," and advance research projects by junior investigators.