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

Federal Funding Update

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF) announce that all federal granting agencies are operating on continuing resolution until April 28. Read here...

Trump Administration Research Funding Updates

Federal Administration Policy Updates and Campus Impact Read here...

University Research Highlights

New UC San Diego Seminar Series Launch

UC San Diego Research Affairs –The Office of Innovation and Commercialization, in partnership with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, kicked off the first seminar of their inaugural Entrepreneurship Seminar Series, Mar. 9, at 2:30 p.m. in Roth Auditorium - Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine. The seminar is the first of an eighteen-month series, free and open to anyone at UC San Diego and the general public, including members of any other research institutions. Learn more at