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Initiatives and Special Funds

Supporting systemwide research in critical areas

We manage strategic state and universitywide investments in research that benefit California and its people.

UC Valley Fever Research

With $3 million of funding designated in the California State Budget Act of 2018, UC launched a Valley Fever Research opportunity.

Type 1 Diabetes Research Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund

Taxpayer donations support research to advance the understanding, techniques, and modalities effective in the screening, treatment and cure of type 1 diabetes.

California Cancer Research Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund

Donations to the California Cancer Research Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund support research on the causes, detection, and prevention of cancer, expand community-based education on cancer, and provide prevention and awareness activities for communities that are disproportionately at risk or afflicted by cancer. Learn more here.