Thomas Edison once said, “[g]enius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” Our researchers are no exception to this rule, single-mindedly pouring themselves into the pursuit of new discoveries. Whether a student, fellow, or faculty member, UC Santa Barbara’s academics push the boundaries of knowledge into advanced and limitless spaces.
The research breakthroughs we have witnessed have inspired supporters from around the globe to contribute to our pursuits. Our donors are not unlike the researchers they support; they are inquisitive, creative, and committed expanding knowledge. They respond to a strong call to action by supporting places of research such as labs, centers, and institutes, by contributing to scholarships and fellowships, by funding research initiatives that offer innovative real-world solutions. Join the thousands of donors ignited by ideas and drive UC Santa Barbara into the next frontier of knowledge.