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Financial Support


Funds and Grants

The purpose of these funds is to support faculty who do not currently have substantial extramural or startup funding for their projects. The Special Initiatives program is meant to support community building on campus—workshops, conferences, and so on. The Research Grants program supports research and grant writing in order to seed promising projects for future extramural funding. Our aim is not to supplant other sources of funding on campus such as from the Senate Grant Funding, CRES , or DEI, or the faculty member’s own startup funds. We aim to use divisional resources to strategically target projects that fall outside of existing funding categories, and to boost early stage faculty and early stage projects with extramural funding potential. 

Policy on Faculty Requests from Dean's Fund for Special Initiatives 2017-2018

Policy on Divisional Research Grants in the Social Sciences 2017-2018

Enrolling in Direct Deposit: UC San Diego Employees

Direct deposit information for UC San Diego employees, this includes faculty, staff, teaching assistants and readers.

There are two methods of payment on campus: Payroll and Disbursements

  • Payroll pays faculty/staff/TA/Readerships employee salaries.
  • Disbursements pays stipends and/or any reimbursements.

To enroll in Payroll Direct Deposit, you have two options:

Important: Enrolling in Direct Deposit online may take upto 15 days to process. If you choose to submit a paper check/form to the department, the process time is within 2-3 business days.

To enroll in Disbursements Direct Deposit (reimbursements for Travel, Meetings, MyPayments, etc):

Enrolling in Direct Deposit: Non-Employee Graduate Students

Graduate students may enroll for both stipend direct deposit and disbursements (for reimbursements) through Tritonlink. You complete this one time unless your information changes.

  • Enroll online here.

Note: If you become employed by the university you will need to complete the payroll steps above.