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What is the UCI Big Ideas Challenge?

At UCI our faculty, staff and students spend countless hours advancing the university and researching creative ways to solve challenges that impact society. The UCI Big Ideas Challenge is an opportunity for members of our campus community to have a voice in shaping the university’s priorities as part of its next comprehensive fundraising campaign.

Whether it’s support for groundbreaking research, leading-edge equipment and technology, or a new innovative program or institute, this initiative calls for bold, BIG IDEAS from students, faculty and staff that will help move us forward.

The submission period is now closed. Please visit this site periodically for updates. Now, multiple rounds of review will be conducted by a diverse group of faculty, staff and students from across campus, as well as the UCI Foundation Board of Trustees, alumni, emeriti, retiree leaders and university leadership.

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