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Prior Awards

The Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives (MRPI) program is proud to support collaborative research across the UC system.

MRPI awards represent a broad range of research and scholarship, and support both new and existing collaborations aimed at strengthening UC's research enterprise and benefiting UC and California. Collaborations represent genuine engagement among faculty, staff and students across all 10 campuses. 

Applications are peer reviewed and ranked first in expert panels by subject area, and then a Portfolio Review panel recommends overall funding priorities consistent with the goals and objectives of the MRPI program.

See the abstracts for active awards (pdf) for more details on current MRPI awards.

2017 AWARDS

The 2016-17 Request for Proposals for UC Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives awards generated 97 eligible applications, totaling over $115 million in funding requests. We awarded $17 million over four years to 15 outstanding proposals in this highly selective competition. 

2015 AWARDS

The 2014-15 Request for Proposals for UC Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives awards generated 186 eligible applications, totaling over $273 million in total funding requests. We awarded $24 million over four years to 20 outstanding proposals in this highly selective competition. 

2009 AWARDS

In 2009, the first MRPI competition awarded over $70 million in competitive grants to 37 multicampus programs and initiatives. Collaborations assembled statewide teams of UC experts from a broad range of fields to focus their efforts around specific research areas important to California.