Program status update 1/1/2015

We regret to announce that our reapplication for UCOP funding for the multi-campus, transregional, interdisciplinary UC Pacific Rim Research Program has not been successful.

PRRP was established to help focus the University of California's intellectual resources toward the study of the Pacific Rim as a distinctive region. More than 800 projects have been funded since the inception of the program in 1986. More than 500 UC faculty, 300 UC graduate students, and well over 350 scholars from institutions on both sides of the Pacific and in both Northern and Southern hemispheres have worked under PRRP auspices.

Thanks to everyone who served as board members, campus committees, and liaisons over the last 28 years. Farewell to all.

Featured Research Snapshots

Over the past 28 years we have received hundreds of final reports from almost every corner within the Pacific Rim. These reports are enormously satisfying to read and truly provide a sense of how interconnected and relavant the Pacific Rim as a region is. The impotance of the funded research will no doubt be a significant part of our global future.

FR1Giacomo Bernardi

Amy Rothschild

Sergio Montero

FR4Nicole Starosielski


Thoughtful feedback

...the project is gaining a lot of momentum. Last night we went to a fundraising event and go to another one in Palo Alto next week. The seed money of Pacific Rim that started it all has been truly crucial to the success of this project that I think will go on for several years. It has made a huge difference in the lives of the members of the Ulithi community.

thank you very much,
Giacomo Bernardi
Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
UC Santa Cruz

Thank you very much for your support. The PacRim grant enabled me to conduct original fieldwork in China. My collaborator and I have been producing works drawing from data collected in the fieldwork. I have also received additional funding from NSF to conduct a related larger-­‐scale research on China’s civil justice system.

Kwai Hang Ng
Professor, Department of Sociology
UC San Diego

...these results now provide a baseline for understanding the association between women’s trauma experience and health within their cultural context, an opportunity for cross-country comparison, and suggested areas for further study as well as direction for intervening to prevent or reduce the negative health consequences of such exposures. We are deeply grateful for the support that we received from the University of California Pacific Rim Research Program.

Janice Humphreys
Professor, Dept. of Family Health Care Nursing
UC San Francisco