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

October 22, 2021

Engineering a hungry bacterium to protect public health

Microbiologist Cecilia Martinez-Gomez studies a widespread specie of bacteria that thrives on rare earth elements, also known as rare earth metals or lanthanides. She has engineered one strain of the bacteria to efficiently accumulate a rare earth element known as neodymium from electronics waste and recycle it back to the industry for making batteries, speakers, even jet turbines.
October 21, 2021

Simplifying financial aid letters pays big dividends, says Berkeley study

A new policy brief released today by the California Policy Lab (CPL) and the People Lab at UC Berkeley shows that making simple changes to Cal Grant financial aid award letters significantly increased the number of California high school students who registered for an online account, a key first step for receiving the grant.
October 21, 2021

Bat study reveals secrets of the social brain

Whether chatting with friends at a dinner party or managing a high-stakes meeting at work, communicating with others in a group requires a complex set of mental tasks. Our brains must track who is speaking and what is being said, as well as what our relationship to that person may be — because, after all, we probably give the opinion of our best friend more weight than that of a complete stranger. A study published today in the journal Science provides the first glimpse into how the brains of social mammals process these types of complex group interactions.

In the Media

October 20, 2021
Savala Nolan is admittedly "in-between." She's been an insider and an outsider at the same time. It's understandable that Nolan wanted to explore her multiple sides, which she does in the essays included in her first book, "Don't Let It Get…
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October 20, 2021
According to the new survey "Islamophobia in the eyes of Muslims," women (76.7 percent) are more likely than men (58.6 percent) to be victims of Islamophobia, and 91 percent of women reported that Islamophobia affects their emotional and mental well…
October 14, 2021
A U.S.-based economist won the Nobel prize in economics Monday for pioneering research that transformed widely held ideas about the labor force, showing how an increase in the minimum wage doesn't hinder hiring and immigrants don't lower pay for…
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