Important information for students seeking independent grant funding:
Extramural grant proposals submitted without a research faculty mentor, the Dean's Office, and the UCLA Office of Contract and Grant Administration (OCGA) approval, cannot be accepted or processed by the Dean's Office for funds management and disbursement.
If you are thinking of applying to an external research summer opportunity or yearlong research opportunity that requires a formal grant proposal application or the university receiving and administrating grant funds, please discuss with your faculty research mentor, assistant dean, or program director before you begin the proposal application process so they can determine if you will need approval from the UCLA Office of Contract and Grant Administration (OCGA) before submitting.
All outgoing grants must follow strict university guidelines and protocols and must be approved by OCGA before submitting. All grants processed through OCGA require multiple signatures by leadership prior to submission (UCLA clinical department chair/division, medical school Dean, etc). Only OCGA has the authority for agreements with the government, non-profit, and higher education organizations.
All UCLA grants must be approved by OCGA before they are submitted to outside funders. OCGA assists the campus research community in reviewing, approving, and submitting proposal applications and negotiating and executing contracts and grants from government and non-profit sponsors.