Broadcom Founder Establishes Research Prize at UC Irvine

Broadcom co-founder Dr. Henry T. Nicholas III has esablished a new, $300,000 research competition at UC Irvine, to promote collboration among UCI's faculty. According to the foundation, the Nicholas Foundation Prize for Cross-Disciplinary Research will reward high-risk/high-yield pilot research. The prize competition will be a multi-year program, with future levels of funding depending on the quantity and quality of the research projects presented this year. Nicholas has been a prior donor to the school and related projects. The prize will be administered by Cal-(IT)2, a joint venture between UCi and UC San Diego.