We’re glad to be of assistance as you navigate these resources. Simply contact the CFRR office.

Gift or Grant?

Here are some helpful tips

In general, classify funds as gifts when the following characteristics exist:

  • donor does not impose contractual requirements
  • funds are awarded irrevocably.

In general, classify funds as grants when the following characteristics exist:

  • provision for audits by or on behalf of the grantor;
  • the grantor is entitled to receive some consideration such as a detailed technical report of research results or a report of expenditures;
  • testing or evaluating of proprietary products is involved;
  • the research is directed to satisfying specific grantor requirements (e.g., terms and conditions stating a precise scope of work to be done rather than a general area of research);
  • a specified period of performance is prescribed or termination is at the discretion of the grantor;
  • funds unexpended at end of period shall be returned to the grantor;
  • patent rights requested by grantor.

Since in many situations all of the above characteristics will not be present, judgment must be exercised in order to classify the gift/grant in accordance with the intent of this policy. The decision as to whether a particular award should be considered a gift cannot be made based upon the presence or absence of a single characteristic or criterion. Rather, one must look at the award in toto in order to make a judgment as to its proper classification.

The Office of Contract and Grant Administration also has helpful information you can find here.

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Limited Submissions

The Limited Submission & Award program of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research coordinates most nominations and application selection processes that occur on campus when a funding agency limits the number of proposals that UCLA may submit for a particular funding opportunity. To receive email notifications of LSO opportunities, subscribe here.

Coordinated Proposals/ Restricted Donors

A small number of leading private foundations have requested that UCLA coordinate all inquiries and formal applications to them. CFRR facilitates this relationship, so please check this list and contact CFRR in order to follow the proper guidelines for these donors.

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) is designed to provide logistical support, policy guidance, strategic advice, and assistance in building relationships in furtherance of the UCLA research enterprise.

Initiatives & Resources

  • Funding Opportunities: OVCR provides a robust, diverse list of databases that can help you find funding for your project.
  • Funding Opportunities Newsletter: As a service to the campus community, the Research Enhancement Office coordinates a series of subscription-based funding opportunity e-newsletters.
  • Limited Submission Opportunities (LSO): The Limited Submission & Award program of the OVCR coordinates most nominations and application selection processes that occur on campus when a funding agency limits the number of proposals that UCLA may submit for a particular funding opportunity. To receive email notifications for LSO opportunities, subscribe here.

Technology Development Group

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Office of Contract and Grant Administration

The Office of Contract and Grant Administration (OCGA) mission is to support UCLA faculty in their sponsored project activities by providing expertise, assistance, and education.

Extramural Fund Management

Extramural Fund Management (EFM) provides financial management in support of sponsored project funds for the UCLA research community.