Funding and Licensing
December 1, 2016 | Research News
Researchers receive $2.78 million to explore and exploit bacterial immune systems
Researchers at the University of Georgia have received a $2.78 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study CRISPR-Cas, a powerful gene editing tool derived from a defense mechanism evolved in bacteria and other single-celled organisms.
November 18, 2016 | General News
UGA announces $1.2 billion fundraising campaign
The University of Georgia announced an ambitious goal of $1.2 billion for the Commit to Georgia Campaign as well as a lead gift from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation on Nov. 17 at a kickoff event at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.
August 25, 2016 | General News
NSF linguistics grant to support study of Southern language variation
With the aid of a grant from the National Science Foundation, University of Georgia linguistic researchers will be isolating and identifying the specific variations in speech that make Southerners sound Southern.
June 28, 2016 | Research News
UGA geneticist studying neural tube defects for clues to common birth defects
An assistant professor of genetics at the University of Georgia was recently awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study neural tube defects in mice. The goal of Jian-Fu Chen's project is to understand why neural tube defects, the second most common birth defect in humans, occur.
May 5, 2016 | Research News
UGA team selected by NASA, Air Force to build and launch two cube satellites
A University of Georgia project led by a team of undergraduate students and including faculty from the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering was recently selected for funding by NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative.
January 19, 2016 | Research News
UGA scientists using $5 million grant to combat invasive weed Johnsongrass
A team of researchers led by faculty at the University of Georgia have received a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to find new ways of combating Johnsongrass, one of the most widespread and troublesome agricultural weeds in the world.
October 6, 2015 | Research News
UGA receives $8.2 million grant to support families in Georgia child welfare system
A team of University of Georgia faculty members, led by a researcher in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, has received an $8.2 million grant from the Administration for Children and Families, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to improve the lives of children and families in the child welfare system in Georgia.
September 15, 2015 | General News
UGA Athletic Association helps ‘recruit and retain the very best faculty’
The University of Georgia Athletic Association is playing a leading role in the university's effort to increase the number of endowed faculty positions.
July 7, 2015 | General News
Record-breaking year: UGA fundraising hits ‘unprecedented level’
A record-breaking number of contributors—63,784 at final count—led the University of Georgia to its best fundraising year in history.
June 23, 2015 | General News
UGA Foundation allocates funding from budget surplus to enhance academics
The University of Georgia Foundation today announced that it is projecting a budget surplus of approximately $3.3 million for the 2015 fiscal year, which concludes June 30.
March 12, 2015 | Research News
Anti-malware program developed at UGA used to keep campus secure
An anti-malware program developed by researchers at the University of Georgia is helping to keep campus computers safe, and it may also prove useful for other institutions that want to protect sensitive information from cybercriminals.
February 16, 2015 | Research News
UGA’s Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute receives $1.9 million grant
The University of Georgia's Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute recently received a $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, positioning it as a National Resource Center for Latin American Studies. Over the next four years, LACSI will leverage the grant to offer student fellowships and facilitate further education, outreach and research initiatives in Georgia and across the U.S.
February 11, 2015 | General News
UGA names new Washington, D.C., facility Delta Hall
The University of Georgia has received a commitment for a $5 million grant from the Delta Air Lines Foundation to support UGA in Washington. In recognition of the gift, UGA will name the university's new residential facility in Washington, D.C., Delta Hall. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia formally approved the naming at its meeting on Feb. 11.
February 6, 2015 | Events on Campus
Georgia Museum of Art gala raises $168,000
The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia raised $168,000 on Jan. 31 as part of its biennial gala, "An Elegant Salute to Georgia." It was the 14th edition of the event, organized by the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art, the museum's membership program.
January 13, 2015 | Research News
Gates grant supports UGA’s continued fight against infectious disease
The University of Georgia Research Foundation has received an additional $710,000 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to expand its research into the elimination of schistosomiasis, a neglected tropical disease affecting millions of people throughout most of Africa and some of Asia, the Middle East and the Americas to include studies on control and elimination of intestinal worms that infect almost 2 billion people globally.