Archive Tag: Funding

The UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA GC) received an Instructional Improvement Grant from the Committee on Instructional Improvement Programs through UCLA’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching, to formally assess the impact of the signature SLA GC Undergraduate Research Scholars Program (URSP). The assessment will focus on the degree to which graduates of the course have pursued sustainability-related careers or education, as well as the students’ self-reported preparedness for interdisciplinary teamwork.

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The UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation is analyzing a plan to recycle all of Los Angeles’ wastewater by 2035, a project that could be the largest capital water project investment in Los Angeles this century. The research project is one of several funded under a $5 million agreement announced in 2018 between the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and UCLA as part of the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge.

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UCLA’s Congo Basin Institute (Center for Tropical Research, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture) received a $1 million donation from the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation. The donation was matched with a $1 million grant from the Global Challenges Research Fund’s Research and Innovation Fund, which is directed by the government of the United Kingdom.

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The UCLA Depression Grand Challenge (DGC) completed a successful accelerated fundraising campaign, raising $2 million. The funds will enable the DGC to upgrade the Screening and Treatment for Anxiety and Depression (STAND) Program (dubbed STAND 2.0), including an enhanced digital treatment platform and the creation of new algorithms and back-end tools. As a result, the DGC is immediately engaging with an outside group to discuss upgrades.

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