Research Policy Analysis and Coordination
Citizenship and nondiscrimination
The university Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy states that the university does not discriminate on the basis of citizenship. UC, therefore, generally does not accept public and private sponsors’ restrictions of research based on citizenship.
In select cases, narrow exceptions to this policy may be made:
- Where there are compelling circumstances in support of legitimate public interests bearing on individual job requirements, e.g. for classified research. The chancellor may recommend such an exception to the president for his approval.
- Where the restriction to U.S. citizens is placed on fellowship support for graduate and undergraduate students (so-called training grants) because such fellowship restrictions from governmental sponsors are considered to be consistent with legitimate government interests in promoting the training of domestic students and because there is no specific policy precluding this practice.
Letter from C. Judson King, Provost and Senior Vice President – Academic Affairs
NASA Restrictions on U.S. Citizenship in University Space Engineering Research Centers
Acceptance of Funds Restricted to U.S. Citizens
Ownership and Dissemination of Research Results
ONR Young Investigator Program Applicant Eligibility Restriction to U.S. Citizens
Lourdes DeMattosResearch Policy Manager
Phone: (510) 987-9850
Andrew BoulterResearch Policy Manager
Phone: (510) 987-9840