We fund research to address some of California's most critical needs.

The Research Grants Program Office (RGPO) oversees a broad grantmaking portfolio of over $100 million a year to support research that is critical to California, the nation and the world. RGPO programs enhance UC’s research capacity and excellence, which helps attract top faculty, graduate students, government funding and companies to our state. These grants also enable health researchers and community agencies to collaborate and solve the most pressing problems in the state. RGPO also provides grants for training undergraduates, graduate and postdoctoral researchers, whose work will benefit California communities. Learn more about the Research Grants Program Office (RGPO)


Kathleen Erwin

Kathleen Erwin

Executive Director, Research Grants Program Office

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RGPO Impact Report

RGPO research has contributed to start-ups, inventions and patents, has enabled California to be at the forefront of new and emerging research challenges, and has improved the health and well-being of Californians. This report highlights the impact over the past decade of investments in California’s future.

RGPO 10 Year Review report

RGPO Newsletter

Our newsletter provides timely announcements, updates, and outcomes from all of RGPO’s funding opportunities and research investments.

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