Research at UC Santa Barbara

We are innovative and entrepreneurial and the world knows it. UC Santa Barbara is a tier one research university, globally renowned — and ranked — for our impact across the disciplines. Our advances are changing lives and paving the way to a better future.

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Office of Research

A researcher’s toolbox is invaluable. Stock it with the crucial implements to develop and submit your proposal, manage your award and protect your intellectual property. We have the expertise and resources to help. UC Santa Barbara was awarded $184.5 million in funding for sponsored projects in 2017.

Office of Research

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Undergraduate Research

Get hands on from the get-go. Our faculty are famously accessible and infinitely eager to connect with curious, motivated undergraduates. Explore different fields and learn your way around a lab. Boost your abilities and build your network. You may create new knowledge on the way.

Undergraduate Research

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Library

A member of the Association of Research Libraries, the UC Santa Barbara Library doesn’t only facilitate the university’s research mission — it enables a lifetime of research, discovery, and learning. Our cutting-edge technologies, robust collections, and services reflect the diversity of our community, empowering students and faculty researchers alike to explore, collaborate, engage, and create.

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The Current

Important stories are everywhere at UCSB. The Current exists to tell and share those stories broadly with our Gaucho community, and our family and friends around the world, as well as prospective students and the general public. From research discoveries and relevant news to UC Santa Barbara newsmakers and events, The Current has it all covered.

The Current

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National Institutes & Centers

UCSB is home to a dozen designated national institutes and centers offering specialized research opportunities and a multidisciplinary environment for students.

National Institutes & Centers

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Research Centers & Units

Designed to facilitate research and research collaborations, plus share results, train students and seek funding, research units are crucial, and many, at UCSB. 

Research Centers & Units