10 Ways the National Science Foundation and UCLA Paired for Progress in 2017

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has been an important partner for UCLA research over the years. The independent federal agency was created to promote the progress of science; advance national health, prosperity, and welfare; and secure the national defense.

It is the second largest federal funder of UCLA research (13 percent), with almost $80 million given in grant money during Fiscal Year 2016. As a celebration of our federal partnerships, we have compiled a brief list of research breakthroughs that were helped along by the funding of NSF during the calendar year.

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