Resources for Faculty and Students Affiliated with CPIP

The following resources and incentives are available to CPIP's faculty affiliates to support their research and grant writing efforts. Resources for graduate students are listed here

If you would like to become an affiliate of CPIP, read the center's "about" page to determine whether your research aligns with CPIP's efforts. Contact the directors or staff of CPIP for more information about these resources or to become a faculty, postdoctral or graduate student affiliate of the center. 


Research Support 

Submit and run your grants through CPIP
Faculty affiliated with CPIP can submit and run their grants through the center. When you choose to run your grants through CPIP, staff in the School of Social Sciences are assigned to carry out the pre-award and post-award administration of your grant. For more information, contact one of CPIP's co-directors.

Seed Grants
CPIP offers its faculty affiliates grants to aid in the development of proposals for external funding. An expectation is that a seed grant will position the faculty affiliate(s) to submit competitive proposals requesting $50,000 or more in extramural funding to support research at UCI. Please submit to the co-directors a brief description of the project, planned uses for the funds, and details about the extramural funding sponsor(s) you are targeting that includes the program's name, allowable budget, deadlines, etc. The typical amount for seed funding is between $5,000 and $10,000. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. See grants awarded here.

Incentive Grants
CPIP is offering incentive grants of up to $15,000 to CPIP faculty affiliate teams pursuing multidisciplinary research. Projects should address a topic broadly relevant to population, inequality, and/or policy, include faculty from two or more departments, and aim to develop one or more research proposals for submission to an external funder totaling at least $200,000. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For full consideration, teams should submit proposals as described here

Research Data Center (RDC)
CPIP can fund 3 seats per year for 3 years with UCI's branch of the California Federal Statistical Research Data Center (RDC). The RDC is a partnership between UCI's School of Social Sciences and the U.S. Census Bureau. The on-campus site allows approved UCI and other researchers access to confidential Census data and other federal statistics that are central to high-quality research in economics, sociology, health services, public health, transportation, law, business, and more. 

Statistical Consulting
CPIP offers free statistical consulting through Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD), up to $800 (typically 8 hours of consulting time). Several CPIP affiliates have found BERD quite useful in improving their research paper and/or grant proposal. BERD supports researchers on all types of projects, including for population-based studies. Longer-term support for statistical consulting may also be available for large multidisciplinary grant proposals. Please submit a request and explanation of your need for these services to the co-directors.

CPIP convenes workshops usually on the third Thursday monthly during the school year. Presenters discuss projects at any stage, usually grants and publications in progress, and receive feedback from CPIP affiliates. Contact us to reserve. 

Working Papers
CPIP offers to publish and disseminate papers on Twitter. Please work with Melinda Gormley if you have papers you’d like to share. For a list of recent papers, see here.

Student Affiliates of CPIP
CPIP offers resources to doctoral students who are currently advised by CPIP-affiliated faculty. For more information, see here.


Pre-Award Grant Support 

Grant Development Support
CPIP offers research development support to its faculty affiliates. Melinda Gormley has been helping faculty develop competitive grant proposals for more than a decade. She focuses on the proposal's content and provides the following services, among others:

  • Finding appropriate funding sponsors and programs to fit your needs
  • Perform an analysis of recently funded projects by the program that released the request for proposals (RFP) you’re targeting
  • Discuss and brainstorm project ideas and their fit with RFP
  • Critique and edit drafts of grant proposals
  • Compare content of draft documents to RFP to verify that the proposal is responsive

NIH Grant Writing Workshop
A 1-hour gentle introduction for population scientists designed to demystify the proposal process, presented by CPIP co-director, Tim Bruckner, recorded and available here.

Proposal Review Program
CPIP offers a streamlined review program for proposals in the preliminary stages. See program details here.

Red Team Review
A two-stage process of internal and external review designed to increase the likelihood that faculty grant proposals receive extramural funding. For more information, see here.

Grants awarded to CPIP faculty from 2021-2024
When preparing a grant proposal, it is helpful to learn from those who have had success recently with the same sponsor or program. A list of grants awarded to CPIP faculty from April 2021 to April 2024 is available in the CPIP repository. Access if for CPIP affiliates only. These sponsors have awarded grants to CPIP faculty affiliates.



Op-Ed Support
CPIP will offer writing assistance and $500 in research support to develop and publish Op-Ed’s, on population topics, in high profile outlets. Contact CPIP for details.

NICHD Pop Dynamics Proposals
CPIP offers an incentive program for faculty proposals to the NICHD Pop Dynamics branch, as detailed below:

  1. We will offer 5% of the proposal amount (up to a maximum of $5,000) for your personal research funds upon submission of a proposal, and up to a maximum of $15,000 total across all CPIP faculty, per annum.
  2. These funds will be paid out at the end of our fiscal year, and are dependent on there being residual funds. (But we will commit to using these residual funds for this program, rather than “banking” them.)
  3. If our residual funds are below the amount due, and/or the committed amount is over $15,000, we will prorate the payments.

Teaching Reductions 
By prior approval upon the time of grant submission, one course release to Social Sciences PIs of successful, large-scale interdisciplinary grants through CPIP.



CPIP’s logos and acknowledgment statements can be found in the shared folder accessible to CPIP’s affiliates for inclusion on presentation slides and posters, in oral presentations, and in publications. Sample language is provided acknowledging research that benefited from receiving a seed or incentive grant, administrative support for grants, feedback at a CPIP workshop, and affiliation with CPIP.  



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