October 14 2018
UCR Research and Economic Development Newsletter
Michael Pazzani
Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development
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In this Newsletter
  • UCR Funding Trends
  • Technology Partnerships Annual Report
  • Top Funded PIs of FY18
  • Painted Bunting
UCRFunding Trends
UCR's funding continues to grow. In FY18, which ended June 30, 2018, UCR set a new record of $159,273,663 in 970 grants compared to $144,465,585 in 895 grants. The graph below shows the trends over the past 15 years.
UCR's growth has been exceeding that of other UC campuses and most other universities whose fuinding has been relatively flat or just seen slight increases. The graph below illustrates tese trends. (Note however, that UCSD and Berkeley's funding is divided by 10 so they fit on the same graph as the other campuses, illustrating the growth but not the absolute dollars).
One interesting change in our funding occurred this year. For the first time, NIH and other health related agencies such as HRSA and CDC funding now exceeds NSF funding. We received $35,789,447 from 154 grants from Health Related Agencies and $25,219,818 from 175 NSF grants. The pie charts below show the distribution of funding at UCR of these agencies. The annual report is attached to this message with addition info and tables.
Technology Partnerships Annual Report
Over the last year, the Office of Technology Partnerships (OTP) has focused on growing its network and increasing engagement on campus and in the community. OTP recently released its annual report on its activities and new initiatives for 2017-2018. Some highlights include:

  • Negotiated and signed two multi-million dollar agreements to commercialize lithium-ion battery technologies developed by professors Mihri and Cengiz Ozkan.
  • Awarded 10 Proof of Concept grants to UCR faculty for a total of $350,000.
  • Initiated the Avocado Variety Improvement Program to sustain and advance the avocado breeding program with global industry partners.
  • Launched UCR's NSF I-Corps Site with funding from the NSF, training 33 teams who conducted 650 customer interviews to validate product-market fit.
  • Secured a grant from the small business administration to launch EPIC Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in partnership with the County of Riverside, providing support to tech entrepreneurs in the Inland Empire region to launch or grow their business.
  • Signed a long-term collaboration with consortia of 10 universities from Chile, expanding UCR's international collaborations. 

The OTP annual report is attached.

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Top funded PIs of FY18
Below is a table of all PIs whose awards exceed $500,000 last year, plus the total number of funded awards.
Painted Bunting
Here's a photo of a painted bunting, a bird that can be found in much of the US southeast, including the Florida panhandle that was of Hurricane Michael.

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