UC research is critical to California's and the nation's economic health and quality of life.

Federal funds are the university's single most important source of support for research, generating nearly $2.9 billion and accounting for more than half of our research expenditures. The groundbreaking discoveries and inventions that emerge from our labs improve lives and fuel economic growth through start-ups, spinoffs and other companies, creating jobs in California and across the country. To help maintain the university's pre-eminence in research, UC works with the federal government to ensure robust funding for the grant-making agencies - such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy and NASA - so that the University can continue to serve as an engine for economic growth and innovation for the state and beyond.