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Research fund chart 2021: $605.M - Federal; $63M - Industry; $118M - State & Other gov't; $229M - Non-profit; $39M - UC


2020 – 2021
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Each year, the Berkeley campus receives well over one-half billion dollars in research support from external sources.


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Latest Research News

December 1, 2021

$17 million will launch trial of CRISPR cure for sickle cell disease

A small clinical trial of a CRISPR cure for sickle cell disease, approved earlier this year by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has received $17 million to enroll about nine patients, the first of which may be selected before the end of the year. The funds — $8.4 million from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and $8.6 million from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) — were awarded to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, which will coordinate the four-year clinical study in collaboration with colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley, and UCLA.
November 30, 2021

Research Suggests More Than 400 Hazardous Sites in California Face Flooding

In addition to the threat to residential neighborhoods, new research from UC Berkeley School of Public Health and UCLA Fielding School of Public Health suggests sea level rise will expose over 400 industrial facilities and contaminated sites in California, including power plants, refineries, and hazardous waste sites, to increased risk of flooding. Increased flooding can come with risks of contamination releases into nearby communities.
November 30, 2021

Summer rains in American Southwest are not your typical monsoon

The months-long rainy season, or monsoon, that drenches northwestern Mexico each summer, reaching into Arizona and New Mexico and often as far north as Colorado and Northern California, is unlike any monsoon in the world, according to a new analysis by an earth scientist from the University of California, Berkeley.

In the Media

November 19, 2021
The pandemic has thrown the whole childcare industry into crisis—along with working parents that rely on it. More than 10,000 workers have left childcare jobs just since June. That's a huge exodus. Marcy Whitebook, the emerita director of the…
November 19, 2021
An ultraporous compound can extract water molecules from dry desert air, store them as tiny "icicles" and then release them as clean drinking water. A new study has shown this novel humidity sponge's developers how it works in detail, taking it a…
November 15, 2021
The Morning Show with Nikki Medoro speaks with UC Berkeley's city and regional planning professor Zachary Lamb about how cities along the coast can protect themselves from the coming ravages of climate change.