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Funds for Field Research

University Research Expeditions Program (UREP)


UREP provides funds and field assistance to UC researchers worldwide, while promoting public involvement in and understanding of the University's research role. UREP funds can be used for short or long-term field research, as seed money for new research, or to extend continuing projects, supplement other grants and support graduate students or additional staff. Research projects that involve specimen collection, field observations, photography or surveying are particularly suited to UREP funding. Rersearchers selected for funding usually receive support for travel expenses, staff and participant field costs, and all or part of other research expenses.


1. Open to faculty members (PI status not required), staff researchers, and graduate students on any UC campus.
Open to all fields. However, fieldwork must involve techniques that can be learned by the donor-participants.


$3,000-$25,000 for 2-3 weeks.


April 6, 1999 (for projects during November 1999 - May 2000).


Application materials may be requested by sending an e-mail message to MFRERKIN@SRNET.UCLA.EDU. Please include your name, name of your department, and campus mailcode.

For more information:

Theresa Warren-Alef or Jean Colvin
University Research Expeditions Program
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
Fax: (530) 752-0681
(530) 752-0692

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