UCI Forward

UCI Forward is our commitment to the well-being of our community as we ramp up campus operations. Working together, each of us doing our part, we can move UCI Forward.


Resources for Faculty and Research

Resources for Faculty and Research

Remote learning and teaching remain the default in the near term. 

This page provides faculty with key information that they need to know for navigating the 2020-21 academic year.

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Research Continuity

On April 5, 2021, UCI will begin transitioning to Phase 3 research. UCI’s research activity phases align with the State of California Roadmap. Please see the Vice Chancellor’s message about UCI’s transition to Phase 3 Research. 

The Framework for UCI Phased Research Activities on the UCI Research Continuity website describes Phase 3 research in detail.  All Plan Owners and Authorized Officials should carefully review Phase 3. It is different than originally envisioned and includes the following key features that set it apart from the current Phase 2:

  • Encompasses all research activities (including all human subjects research and undergraduate student research) that personnel can perform safely by layering and consistently following required and voluntary safety protocols and protective measures to mitigate virus transmission;
  • Eliminates the 30% population density limitation associated with Phase 2;
  • Establishes a research space population density guideline of at least six (6) feet between occupants, which is based on current applicable CDC guidance and Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards physical distancing requirements;
  • Permits certain invited visitors and guests without securing Authorized Official prior approval;
  • Establishes additional safety and mitigation requirements; and
  • Provides guidance to Authorized Officials for reviewing and approving Phase 3 research.

Research Ramp-up

Statewide funding programs are together making available up to $2M to immediately support urgent research to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Research Seed Fuding