Funding Opportunities

About UC Noyce Initiative Annual Awards

The UC Noyce Initiative provides research seed funding within the Initiative’s key focus areas for bold ideas with significant potential for broader impacts for the public good. 

The Initiative currently supports only researchers from the UC Noyce Initiative campuses: Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, San Francisco and Santa Barbara.

The UC Noyce Initiative awards both individual campus-level and multi-campus fellowships to accelerate research and learning in the following research areas: 

  • Cybersecurity
  • Computational Health
  • Quantum Computing

The UC Noyce Initiative intends to support research efforts that are innovative, have the potential for high-impact, and hold a strong promise for follow-on funding. The UC Noyce Initiative is particularly interested in supporting high-risk, high-reward research that typically does not qualify for traditional or federal funding agencies.

Through these awards, the Initiative aims to elevate and synergize the strengths and resources across the five UC campuses that comprise the UC Noyce Initiative.

Award Amount

Single campus awards are up to $300,000.

Multi-campus awards are up to $1,000,000.

Awards are given over a two-year period.

Award Timeline

The 2023 UC Noyce Initiative Awards Cycle is Currently Closed. 

Call for Applications Released: Mid-June 

Informational Webinar: End of June 

Applications Due: Mid-August

Award Start Date: October