UC Discovery Grant

Organization Address
2087 Addison St Fl 2Nd, 2ND FLOOR
Berkeley, CA 94704-1268

Organization Phone
(510) 643-3229


Academic/Research Organizations


Organization Description
UC Discovery Grants, awarded by the Industry-University Cooperative Research Program (IUCRP), form a 3-way partnership between UC, Industry, and the State of California, and helps advance research and education while simultaneously strengthening the competitiveness of California businesses. Launched by the State of California in 1996, the IUCRP, together with Industry and State contributions, invests up to $60 million a year in UC Discovery Grants to encourage research at UC campuses in collaboration with California companies. The program is unusual in its emphasis on early-stage investigations that promise to yield new products and technologies and boost California's economic productivity. UC Discovery Grants support the following five fields: biotechnology; communications, networking and operating systems; digital media; electronics manufacturing and new materials; and information technology for life sciences. In addition, the program encourages and welcomes interdisciplinary research proposals across these five fields. Researchers with Principal Investigator status at the ten UC campuses, the three National Laboratories, and the Agriculture Experiment Station are eligible to apply. Business Sponsors must have relevant R&D operations in California, or an R&D alliance with a firm in California. There are three competitive application rounds each year – fall, winter, and spring. For more information, visit: