UCSB’s New Diversity Status Merits $2.6 Million Grant


UC Santa Barbara was awarded a $2.6 million grant on Thursday by the U.S. Department of Education for Opening New Doors to Accelerating Success (ONDAS) after meeting the qualifications of a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).

Rape Crisis Center Receives Grant From the Fund for Santa Barbara

The Fund for Santa Barbara awarded a multi-year grant to Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center (SBRCC) a few weeks ago, which will provide SBRCC with $10,000 per year for the next three years to expand services to prevent sexual assault in Isla Vista.

Biology Professor Gains $1M Grant

The W.M. Keck Foundation, a philanthropic organization which supports scientific research, has awarded UCSB Biology professor Denise Montell with a $1 million grant to further her research on anastasis, a process of cell healing recently discovered by Montell’s lab. According to Montell, who is the Duggan Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, further study […]

City of Goleta Receives Grant To Create Safer Driving Environment

As a result of a newly received traffic safety grant, the city of Goleta will be implementing an anti-DUI program in order to establish safer streets for locals. The $68,250 grant, awarded to Goleta by the California Office of Traffic Safety, will finance a program to educate the public on driving under the influence as […]

Tidbits of News From Around the UC System

UC Profs Earn $500,000 Grants UCLA neuroscientist Elissa Hallem and UC Riverside emeritus art professor Uta Barth were among 23 fellows — including a journalist, a physicist, a composer, a historian and scholars in various other areas — to receive $500,000 Genius Grants from the highly esteemed John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur foundation. Barth’s […]

UCSB Professors are Granted Award for Biology Program

UCSB researchers earned a $1.2 million Science Education Partnership Award from the National Institutes of Health to create a preschool biology curriculum for low-income Latino children. Laura Romo, associate professor in the department of education and Director of the Chicano Studies Institute, acted as the principal investigator into research and will be working with education […]

UC Receives Joint Research Grant

The National Science Foundation recently awarded a grant of $3.3 million to UCSB and University of Texas at El Paso to establish a long-lasting partnership in materials research and engineering and increase opportunities for global summer internships. The proposed partnership promotes advanced degrees for underrepresented minority groups at both campuses, hoping to alleviate the scholastic […]

SB Fire Bureau To Apply New Federal Grant

The Santa Barbara City Fire Dept. received a federal grant from the Department of Homeland Security to install diesel exhaust filtration systems and improve labor conditions in local firehouses. In a press release issued last week, Congresswoman Lois Capps announced that the SBCFD has been allocated $193,000 from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The […]

UCSB Physicist Receives $360,000 Air Force Grant to Study Ultracold Atoms

UCSB assistant professor of physics David Weld has received a $360,000 grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) to continue his work with ultracold atoms. Weld is one of only 48 scientists and engineers — selected from a field of 220 applicants — to win grants, totaling $18 million. According to Weld, […]

UCSB Library Receives Thoreau Collection

The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded the Davidson Library’s Thoreau Edition a grant of $245,000 last month, giving UCSB a 28-volume trove of writings from the famed author and philosopher Henry David Thoreau. The Thoreau Edition consists of a vast collection of letters, journals and writings collected over the course of the admired transcendentalist’s […]