Science Market Update

Science Research Funding Increases by $8M in 12 Months at UCR

Posted by Jennifer Nieuwkerk on Mon, Jun 02, 2014

Federal science research funding has taken a great leap at the University of California, Riverside in the past 12 months: an $8 million leap, to be exact, in federally funded new research grants. UC Riverside aspires to gain a bigger market share over the next five years. Currently, the university is in the top 100 universities for federally funded research. By working on innovative projects and increasing the UC Riverside influence in the science research community, UC Riverside hopes to reach the top 50 universities in coming years. The University of California, Riverside campus aims to triple funding in about ten years, requiring an annual growth of about 14 percent.

“We have many opportunities for federal funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy,” said UC Riverside’s Michael Pazzani, the vice chancellor for research and economic development. “Research across the board at the university is attracting industry attention.  The Bourns College of Engineering continues to draw interest from industry. Our faculty in chemistry are working with industry also.  There is expertise in statistics that we are finding ways for the outside world to tap into.  In plant pathology, fundamental research on plants or plant diseases is being transferred to industry.  Entomology is another strong area of interest where industry is concerned."


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University of California, Riverside

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The University of California, Riverside receives a great deal of science research funding from organizations like the National Institutes of Health on a yearly basis. In 2013, the NIH awarded the University of California, Riverside $15.8 million in new research grants. For the convenience of our readers, we have composed a list of the top-funded life science departments receiving funding from the NIH. For a full list of departments receiving funding, please visit the NIH website.


2013 NIH Life Science Research Funding at UC Riverside

  • Anatomy/ Cell Biology – 10 awards, $2.9 million
  • Biochemistry – Five awards, $879,213
  • Biology – One award, $198,360
  • Chemistry – 10 awards, $2.6 million
  • Psychology – Three awards, $979,027
  • Public Health and Preventative Medicine – One award, $273,083


In addition to receiving life science research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the University of California, Riverside also receives new research grants from the National Science Foundation. In 2013, the NSF awarded UC Riverside $25.3 million. The top-funded project receiving NSF life science research funding was funded by the Plant Genome Research Project and titled “Integrative Analysis of Plasticity in Cell Fate Determination in Plants.” This project received $1.7 million in science research funding.

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