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Research Funding at $115 Million

Research Funding Hits $115 Million Mark at UC Riverside

Federal research dollars account for $78 million of the total.

(November 12, 2010)

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Research Funding Hits $115 Million Mark at UC Riverside

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( -- UC Riverside faculty and staff brought in a record of $115 million in sponsored awards during 2009-10, a 27% increase over last year's total of $90 million.

“This dramatic increase in sponsored funding is mostly due to increased funding from the federal research agencies to support our research,” said Vice Chancellor for Research Charles Louis. A recent annual report outlines contract and grant funding awarded to UCR investigators between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010.

The campus received $78 million in federal funding in 2009-10, of which $23 million came from the National Science Foundation and $19 million from the National Institutes of Health.

Louis noted the success of UCR’s assistant professors, with three assistant professors in science and engineering receiving prestigious Faculty Early Career Development awards from the National Science Foundation.

“We are still attracting the best and brightest to come build their career at UC Riverside,” said Louis. “This is a wonderful indicator that the quality of UCR research will continue to be very high for the foreseeable future.”

He said the increase in contracts and grants comes with an increased workload for the staff members who administer research activity on campus. “I am indebted to the people in departments, research centers and institutes, and the central offices that oversee research administration for their heroic efforts,” he said.

By the Numbers:
•College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences $64.8 million
•Bourns College of Engineering $31.9 million
•College of Humanities Arts & Social Sciences $4.8 million
•Graduate School of Education $3.1 million
•Biomedical Sciences $2.6 million
•Other UCR units combined $8.3 million

The University of California, Riverside ( is a doctoral research university, a living laboratory for groundbreaking exploration of issues critical to Inland Southern California, the state and communities around the world. Reflecting California's diverse culture, UCR's enrollment has exceeded 21,000 students. The campus opened a medical school in 2013 and has reached the heart of the Coachella Valley by way of the UCR Palm Desert Center. The campus has an annual statewide economic impact of more than $1 billion.

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