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Research fund chart 2020: $801.2M total; $504.1M - Federal; $66.7M - Industry; $96.9M - State & Other gov't; $127.6M - Non-profit; $5.9M - UC


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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

June 15, 2021

The filibuster: A tool for compromise, or a weapon against democracy?

While the insurrection posed an existential threat to American democracy, Berkeley political and legal scholars say the arcane workings of the filibuster pose a threat, too, because it increasingly is being used to block majority rule. Most often, Republicans are using it to freeze movement on popular issues related to economic fairness or racial justice.

In the Media

June 4, 2021

Earth's solid-iron center is growing faster on one side than the other. And experts can't explain why. Although scientists first expected any new growth of the planet's inner core (caused by the cooling of the molten iron surrounding it) would…

June 3, 2021

A new study has found that changes in land use in Asia are inadvertently creating conditions ideally suited to the horseshoe bats that can carry coronavirus and which threaten to serve as "hotspots" for the disease's further transmission from…

June 2, 2021

A teenage Tyrannosaurus rex had a much more powerful bite than previously thought, a study has found, and was able to deliver a bone-puncturing crunch before its adult teeth even came in. At the age of 13, T.Rex was able to exert up to 5,641…