Berkeley Research Numbers
Each year, the UC Berkeley campus receives well over half a billion dollars in research support from external sources. In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, UC Berkeley attracted $705.1 million in new research funding. This represents a 38 percent increase over the past decade. Many of these research awards fund multi-year projects and support expenditures that will be reflected in subsequent years.
The federal government provided 47 percent of these sponsored research funds, and California state agencies, industry, and the non-profit sector supplied the rest. Of the research funding provided by the U.S. government, the largest contributors are the Department of Health and Human Services and the National Science Foundation, with each contributing approximately one third of the federal funding.
UC Berkeley & Berkeley Lab
UC Berkeley has a unique and historic relationship with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). When the laboratory became a part of the U.S. Department of Energy's national laboratory system in the 1950s, the partnership between the two institutions was broadened. Today, the relationship is thriving. More than 200 UC Berkeley faculty members also hold appointments at the Berkeley Lab (plus 28 faculty from other UC campuses). In addition, Berkeley Lab hosts nearly 600 UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students, along with 475 post-doctoral researchers. The two institutions are partners in a number of major research efforts, including the Joint BioEnergy Institute, the Energy Biosciences Institute, and the Helios Solar Energy Research Center.