Each year, the University of California receives over $5 billion in research contracts and grants from a combination of federal, state, corporate, non-profit and other private sponsors, including other research universities. The majority of these awards come from the federal government, and most of the federal funding is provided by just two agencies: the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. This heavy dependence on federal funding means that UC’s research activity is greatly affected by the federal budget process, as well as the overall economy.
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University of California President Michael V. Drake, M.D., issued the following statement today (April 13):
Sunday’s killing of Daunte Wright is yet another senseless tragedy that tears at our hearts and reopens deep wounds. Even as Americans follow the murder trial of Derek Chauvin, this latest horror vividly conjures the trauma and heartbreak of the killing of George Floyd just a few miles away. And so many, too many, others.
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