The University of California San Diego’s discovery science Fund takes a tailored approach that emphasizes “fit” of donor interests with basic research opportunities and includes multiple award mechanisms and options. Each mechanism normally includes a competitive aspect; however, funds can be targeted to individual scientists and their area of science.
PURPOSE AND FOCUS:
This fund supports high-quality, theory-driven research with the potential for far-reaching impact in areas such as environment/climate change, health/disease, brain/behavior, and individual/societal inequities.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE:
Individuals at all career stages (senior faculty, junior faculty, graduate students, postdocs); specific research area or research facility.
APPLICATION AND REVIEW:
The discovery science Fund is located within the UCSD Foundation and scientifically managed within the Office of Research Affairs. Proposals reviewed by a panel of internal and external senior scientists will be matched to a donor, with recommendation forwarded to the Foundation Board. A final administrative review in consultation with the donor will ensure fit and that all wishes are met.
TYPE OF SUPPORT:
One- to three-year packages of $25,000 to $100,000/yr for up to 20 primary investigators.
To learn more about the program, view the University of California, San Diego Full Description.