Archive Tag: Funding

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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UCLA will lead a state-funded $10 million California Conservation Genomics Project that will use cutting-edge science to help California’s plants and animals survive as the climate changes. The Sustainable LA Grand Challenge is a key partner in the project and helped to catalyze this statewide collaborative effort. The project will engage researchers and experts from all 10 University of California campuses and officials from state and federal regulatory agencies, among others. UCLA will host an all-day convening in early September with these experts to prioritize research and investment strategies.

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Power lines in the Mojave Desert.
Nurit Katz/UCLA

UCLA and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) entered a partnership to fund research that will move the city to clean local water and clean energy over the next five years. This agreement fosters collaborative research across universities in the LA region designed to achieve LA’s local water and energy goals as well as the aims of the Sustainable LA Grand Read more