Research and Graduate Studies

We work to strengthen research and graduate education across UC.

Research and Graduate Studies (RGS) is a resource for UC researchers and administrators in research policy, funding for systemwide programs, and graduate education. We work to build UC-wide partnerships, help shape effective policies and provide a strong voice nationally for research and graduate education on behalf of UC. Learn more

Arthur Ellis

Arthur Ellis

Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies


Research Grants Program Office

Provides funding for UC research programs as well as grant and financial administration for state funded research programs.

Top Destinations
Funding opportunities
Grant administration resources
Grants & programs

Natural Reserve System

Provides a network of 41 protected natural areas throughout California used for university-level teaching, research and public service.

Top Destinations
50th Anniversary Capital Campaign
Natural reserves by campus
Public Service
NRS news

Graduate Studies

Advances graduate education at the University of California through strategic planning, outreach and coordination.

Top Destinations
Outreach & diversity initiatives
Accountability & reporting
Grad student resources

Research Policy Analysis and Coordination

Provides guidance for the development, interpretation and implementation of UC research policies and external rules for the conduct of academic research.

Top Destinations
Research policies and guidance
Contracts & Grants Manual
Resources for research support

Knowledge Transfer Office

The Knowledge Transfer Office supports UC campuses in technology transfer operations. Our group provides information systems, financial management, patent prosecution and intellectual property management services.

Top Destinations
Innovation Resources
UC Technology Commercialization Reports

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University of California
Office of the President
1111 Franklin St., 11th floor
Oakland, CA 94607

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