Research Community-Building Small Grants Program

The Office of Research's Research Community-Building Small Grants Program, supported by the Vice Chancellor for Research, will provide one-time funds of up to $10,000 to support activities that build engagement and collaboration to support equity and belonging for the UCSF Research Community.  

While this program funds up to $10K, we welcome proposals of smaller nominal value.  

Examples include:

  • Initiatives that enrich UCSF’s research community  
  • Conferences that facilitate research engagement and collaboration   
  • Events that bring new research ideas and perspectives to UCSF   
  • Purchases that enable research community building at UCSF  

Examples that are not included

  • Funding for research studies 
  • Research staff or graduate student effort 
  • Technology support purchases (i.e., laptops) 

Eligible applicants include all members of the UCSF research community; faculty, staff, trainees, community members. 

Applications are now open until Thursday, February 29, 2024 

If you are interested in applying, please complete the application survey here. There will be a rapid review period, with all applicants notified by Friday, March 15th.  

For questions, please contact the VCR Office at [email protected]