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Federal Research Funding at UC San Diego Ranked 8th in the Country

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Wed, Jun 19, 2013

A study published by the NSF ranked the University of California, San Diego in the top ten universities in the country receiving federal research funding, reports Lab Manager Magazine. The University of California, San Diego was ranked number eight out of 896 universities that received federal research funding in 2011. In 2012, the University of California, San Diego had an endowment of $560 million. The school was closely preceded by Columbia University on the list, while the University of Wisconsin, Madison came in ninth place.

“UC San Diego is a world-class research institution that in the past 50 years has accomplished more than any other university in that timeframe,” said University of California, San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. “We are focused on providing the best possible education for our students, and generating translational research that benefits society and serves our community. Our standing as one of the nation’s top earners for federal research dollars shows that funding agencies see the need for the kind of innovation we're producing at UC San Diego."

In 2012, the University of California, San Diego received $395 million from the NIH. That money was spread out over a number of research disciplines, including many in the life sciences. For a full list of departments receiving funding and awards, please visit the NIH website. The University of California, San Diego also received $70 million from the NSF in 2012. To view more specific information on NSF research funding and life science projects receiving awards, click on the following link to the NSF website.


UCSD Medical Center

UCSD Medical Center

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Tags: University of California San Diego, 2013, California, Federal Programs, SDVS, NSF funding

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