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Public Impact Research Awards

ORCA honors faculty for work that connects campus to local, national, and global communities

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NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan

In visit to UCLA, National Science Foundation director emphasizes accessibility and inclusiveness

Sethuraman Panchanathan got to see how and where his agency is making a difference with its financial support.

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"Wild Women on Stage" Project

10 faculty projects earn Chancellor’s Arts Initiative grants

The program awarded a total of $139,380 to faculty in fields ranging from architecture and urban design to African American studies, and from gender studies to music.

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Teletherapy illustration

With $12 million in federal funding, UCLA to expand reach of its depression treatment

Faculty with the Depression Grand Challenge have created a system for managing mental health that they hope can be scaled and customized.

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Monkeypox Vaccine Vial

UCLA research helps guide public health response to ongoing monkeypox outbreak

Luskin School professor Ian Holloway is among researchers working with health officials to develop evidence-based strategies.

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Heart Rate Sensor

Remote heart rate sensors can be biased against darker skin. A UCLA team offers a solution

By combining two technologies, camera and radar, researchers boosted accuracy across a diverse range of skin tones.

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Brass figures on a wooden base

Fowler Museum exhibition sheds new light on African objects collected during the colonial era

“Particular Histories: Provenance Research in African Arts” is based on the findings of an initiative to trace the movement of objects collected during an exploitative colonial era.

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Group Photo of INFEWS Students Outside

Program primes students to tackle real-world urban sustainability issues

More than 60 graduate students have received training through the NSF-funded INFEWS initiative at UCLA.

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Affordable Housing UCLA Rendering

Housing law aimed to aid California K-12 educators was co-authored by UCLA team

Solving societProfessor Dana Cuff and colleagues wrote the legislation, which streamlines the development of affordable and mixed-income housing for teachers and support staff.’s most critical problems.

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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.

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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)