Interschool Excellence: 2016-17 Call for Academic Initiative Proposals

Dear colleagues:

UCI is leading the way in unraveling some of the world’s most challenging problems through cross-discipline collaboration. To support this effort, we will continue the Academic Initiatives program with a call for faculty team proposals.

A key component of our strategic plan is to invest in growth that makes a difference. The Academic Initiatives program not only promotes interdisciplinary partnership, but also encourages research, educational programs, inclusive excellence, outreach and community engagement – all key elements in addressing the world’s grand challenges.

To find out more, please visit the Academic Initiatives website, which contains a complete program description and full instructions (PDF).

Complete proposals are due at the Office of Academic Planning by noon on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, and should be submitted electronically, as comprehensive packages, to

If you have any questions about this process, please contact Judith Stepan-Norris, vice provost for academic planning, at


Enrique Lavernia
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science

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