CCREC held annual system-wide research funding competitions, and nearly twenty seed and development grants were awarded. CCREC also supported UC faculty members and graduate students with travel grants to present their collaborative research at refereed scholarly conferences.

CCREC hosted two research conferences that produced reports: one on using digital media in collaborative justice-driven research and the other on the ethics of research

CCREC also hosted the inaugural graduate student and early career scholar summer training institute in the summer of 2014 that has become an annual feature of UCSC’s engaged scholarly community.