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Solar, Water Research Proposals Rewarded with Competitive UC Grants

December 22, 2014

Research into sustainable water supplies and viable solar energy solutions won the University of California, Merced, an anticipated $5 million in prestigious and competitive grants from the University of California.

UC Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives (MRPI) awards will go to Professors Roger Bales and Roland Winston and colleagues, who will oversee two of only 18 projects to be funded throughout the UC system out of 186 proposals. The grants begin Jan. 1, and award details will be determined then.

These awards recognize the leadership our faculty members bring to these important topics,” Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development Sam Traina said.

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