Final awards are based on available funding. In order to support as many projects as possible, projects may be offered an award for less than requested. Lower awards do not reflect on the quality or importance of the work being conducted.
Awardees are asked to seek matching campus contributions of at least 25% of the awarded amount.
Typically, working group awards do not support individual member’s research projects. UCR faculty are not eligible for honoraria. UC Faculty from other campuses may receive research awards ($250-$500), to be transferred to their home departments. Faculty from other institutions and guest presenters may be paid honoraria.
Major purchases of non-expendable equipment, course buy-outs, faculty stipends, GSR/student tuition or fees, staffing, alcohol, personal conference travel and/or annual meetings or professional organizations and groups are not covered by this award. Reusable supplies and equipment purchased with these funds remain the property of the Center. Expenditures must be within the categories listed in the proposal budget. Written permission is required for budget adjustments or changes to the project scope prior to spending funds.
All project transactions and processes must adhere to applicable/relevant UC, UCR, and Center policies. Expenses must be incurred within the award period and unexpended funds are surrendered at the end of that period. Extensions of the grant timeframe are rare but may be requested in writing to the Center director. Awardees should alert the Center staff if accommodations to the project timeline or budget are needed due to COVID-19 disruptions and restrictions.
Administrative and event support is provided by the Center for Ideas and Society. Where feasible, , projects are invited to make use of the Center’s facilities in College Building South.
Proposals that involve personal interviews or experiments with human subjects must be reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board. For forms and details, visit or.ucr.edu/ORI.aspx. Such proposals should indicate if IRB approval has been granted and the protocol number. Funds are released only after approval is obtained.