Thursday, December 10, 2009

UC Davis racks up $600M in research funds

Thursday, December 10, 2009, 11:37am PST | Modified: Thursday, December 10, 2009, 1:35pm
UC Davis racks up $600M in research funds
Sacramento Business Journal - by Kathy Robertson Staff writer

The University of California Davis received a record $622 million in research funds in the fiscal year ended June 30, a 6 percent increase from the previous year.

Slightly more than half the total — almost $330 million — came from the federal government, followed by $113 million from the state of California.

Almost two-thirds of federal funds, nearly $195 million, came from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, principally the National Institutes of Health. The National Science Foundation provided almost $50 million and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, almost $32 million.

“With these funds, UC Davis researchers are creating new knowledge and translating it into products, processes and services to improve quality of life,” UC Davis chancellor Linda Katehi said in a news release. “Despite the difficult budget situation, UC Davis is on a steep upward curve — doubling our research income in less than a decade.”

Katehi wants more.

Her aim is to push the total to $900 million or a $1 billion a year and, in partnership with the cities of Davis and Sacramento, become an engine for economic development in the region and beyond.

By comparison UC San Francisco reported bringing in $898 million in total research grants for the same fiscal year.