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Ramping Up UCLA Research

Guidance and resources for the UCLA community about how to safely ramp up onsite research activity during COVID-19.

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Top row, left to right: Elizabeth DeLoughrey, Chon Noriega, Rodrigo Valenzuela and Priyanga Amarasekare. Bottom row, left to right: Keith Camacho, Kamari Clarke, Suhas Diggavi and David Goldstein.

Eight UCLA professors awarded 2021 Guggenheim Fellowships

UCLA leads all universities & academic institutions with 8 recipients, in fields ranging from anthropology, linguistics & fine arts to engineering, photography & biology. Recipients are given freedom & funding to pursue scholarship & creative activities.

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UCLA’s Archive of Healing preserves—and protects—Indigenous health-related knowledge

Professor David Shorter has reenvisioned UCLA’s database of medicinal folklore as The Archive of Healing. The new, interactive digital database aims to make Indigenous knowledge about healing practices more widely accessible.

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Supeena Adler, ethnomusicology professor in the Herb Alpert School of Music, will focus her research on the folk tradition of northeast Thailand.

Chancellor’s Arts Initiative funds grant to support faculty’s arts-based research

Projects will be featured on the GO ARTS UCLA online platform, launched May 6, 2021.

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Roger Wakimoto (right) in a field project with students in 2010.

Roger Wakimoto champions the arts and creative activities

Vice chancellor for research promotes interdisciplinary solutions and inclusive research enterprise.

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UCLA Grand Challenges

Solving society’s most critical problems.

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UCLA Engineering professor Gaurav Sant

UCLA engineering team wins $7.5M prize for developing eco-friendly concrete that absorbs carbon dioxide

Professor Gaurav Sant led the first university team to win the $7.5 grand prize in the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE global competition. Their technology takes carbon dioxide emissions & infuses them into concrete, which absorbs & traps the greenhouse gas.

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Man holding sign that reads “Immigrants create jobs and start businesses.”

UCLA study finds that providing citizenship to unauthorized immigrant workers could add $1.5 trillion to U.S economy in the next decade

A UCLA study shares data-backed insights about the potential increased economic benefits of offering citizenship to all unauthorized immigrant workers.

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Illustration showing the steps of the virus growth cycle that can be targeted with drug therapies.

UCLA-led lab study explores potential of cancer drug to treat patients with COVID-19

A collaborative study led by UCLA researchers has identified a cancer treatment currently in clinical trials that shows promise for treating COVID-19.

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One Billion Dollars.

That’s the average amount UCLA has received to fund research projects each year since 2009-10.

UCLA research and creative activities have generated some of the most transformative breakthroughs in modern times. From revolutionizing medical diagnostics and treatment to laying the framework to create the Internet or reshaping our understanding of the human condition, UCLA's research impact extends around the globe. 

As one of the world’s top research universities, UCLA has the intellectual capital and extensive research facilities necessary to tackle society’s most challenging issues. And as a public research university, we take seriously our mission to develop solutions that improve the quality of life in our community, our country and around the world. Included among our faculty, alumni and researchers are 14 Nobel Prize winners, 13 faculty MacArthur Fellows, a Fields medalist, two Turing Award winners, and three Pulitzer Prize winners. Explore our site to learn more about us, research highlights, resources for researchers, how to engage with UCLA research and our initiatives.


Organization of Research Enterprise

Experienced teams provide support services to enable researchers to pursue inquiries and discovery.

Learn more about the subsidiary offices that help to administer and support research and creative activities conducted at UCLA.

Office of Research Administration (ORA) Technology Development Group (TDG) Research Enhancement Office (REO)  Research Policy & Compliance (RPC)