The Office of Research Affairs provides value-added services that help our scholars and scientists compete for, win, and administer grants; streamlines administrative processes; oversees key research collaborations; helps speed discoveries to the marketplace; builds partnerships with industry and other institutions; and helps bring the next generation of researchers into our classrooms and labs.

Vice Chancellor for Research

Sandra A. Brown

Welcome to the wide world of research at UC San Diego. As you'll see from the diverse array of organizations and functions we oversee or support, the Office of Research Affairs plays a key role in the university's billion-dollar research enterprise. From our innovative and interdisciplinary Organized Research Units to the offices which manage the incredibly complex business of contracts and grants, we work, often behind the scenes, to ensure that faculty, postdoctoral scholars, staff and students have the resources they need to excel in scholarship, research and discovery.

Research News

Local Biotech Turning to Japan for Partnerships

When San Diego County’s large life-science industry looks for partners in foreign countries, one stands out. It’s a wealthy place with an advanced economy and scientific establishment. It also has the most rapidly aging population in the world. More...


University Research Highlights

UC Boosts Campus Research by $3.8 Million

Campus researchers will lead three research projects with scientists from across the UC system, with $3.79 million in grants from UC’s Multicampus Research and Programs Initiatives. More... 

Campus Aims for “Zero Carbon” Future

UC San Diego has launched a collaborative Deep Decarbonization Initiative to help transform our use of energy and protect the planet. More...