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Funding and Award Opportunities

Connect to information about funding opportunities and support services available across the university. 


Hellman Fellowship Program 

The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor administers the Hellman Fellowship Program, which provides one-time financial support for activities that enhance early-career faculty progress towards tenure. 


Faculty Career Development Program 

Academic Personnel Services administers the Faculty Career Development Program (FCDP), which supports the advancement of current UC San Diego junior faculty to the tenured level. 


Office of Research Affairs 

Visit Research Development Find Funding to connect to internal and external opportunities, limited submissions, and assistance with proposal development. 

Visit Blink Finding Funding for other useful information, including principal investigator eligibility, general campus matching funds program guidelines, and more. 


Office of Foundation Relations

Connecting faculty and research initiatives to funding opportunities is a key goal for the Foundation Relations team. Visit their Funding Opportunities page for details about upcoming foundation deadlines, young investigator funding opportunities, and more. 


Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 

The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion partners with several campus departments to provide grants and co-sponsorships for innovative programs that advance the goals of the Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence. Visit their Funding Opportunities page to learn more. 


Academic Senate

Visit Academic Senate Grants & Awards for details about research and travel funding as well as the annual Distinguished Teaching and Faculty Research Lecturer awards. 


Summer Graduate Teaching Scholars 

The Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Education administers the Summer Graduate Teaching Scholars (SGTS) program, which provides support for graduate student teaching scholars and faculty mentors. 


Teaching + Learning Commons

The Digital Learning team provides proposal and course design support for educational innovation initiatives, including the Course Development and Instructional Improvement Program (CDIIP) and Innovative Learning Technology Initiative (ILTI). Visit their Funding Opportunities page to learn more. 



UC San Diego faculty and staff can access Pivot, an online funding search tool, which allows for targeted searches and custom alerts for federal, state and private funding opportunities.