• Center for Social Innovation: There are three primary goals that drive the Center for Social Innovation: 1) to more deeply integrate researchers and community stakeholders in collaborative projects and long-term partnerships, 2) provide a credible research voice that spurs civic leadership and policy innovation, and 3) gear the activities in collaborative research , policy innovation, and narrative change to more fully realize the region’s potential in terms of its civic and nonprofit activities.
  • Multi-Campus Research Programs and Initiatives : Funding that is presented every two years by the university’s systemwide Office of the President, MRPI awards support cutting-edge research collaborations across UC campuses and disciplines.
    • Critical Mission Studies : Jennifer Scheper Hughes (UCR Associate Professor of History), Charlene Villasenor Black (UCLA), Amy Lonetree (UC Santa Cruz), and Ross Frank (UC San Diego) received more than $1 million in funding to conduct research that highlights historical contributions of Native American and Chicano/a peoples that traditionally have gone overlooked.
  • Center for Ideas and Society Programs : The center offers a multitude of programs to promote the development of humanities and humanities-related research and also to help connect humanities scholars with the community.
  • Bilingualism Matters: began as a public information service at the University of Edinburgh in 2008, in response to a lack of information about bilingualism in the community. In October, 2017, Bilingualism Matters at UCR launched a new branch to bring together researchers at UCR and elsewhere with the linguistically and culturally diverse community in Southern California.