California Institute of Technology

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The California Institute of Technology, or Caltech, was established in 1891 and is a private research university located in Pasadena, California. Frequently cited as one of the world’s best universities, Caltech’s mission is to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education.

Caltech has six academic divisions with strong emphasis on science and engineering. In addition to undergraduate studies, the university offers top graduate programs in engineering, biology, chemistry, computer science, earth sciences, mathematics and physics. Caltech participates in a significant amount of research, receiving grants from institutions such as NASA, the National Science Foundation and the Department of Health and Human Services, among others.

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded numerous grants to Caltech ranging from supporting an undergraduate team’s participation in the Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, to supporting the development of methods to study microbial sulfur cycles, to analyzing earthquakes in Southern California.


recent grants

Science Decommissioning the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory


California Institute of Technology, Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

  • date awarded

    May 2022

  • amount


  • term

    24 months

Science Freshman Summer Research Institute


California Institute of Technology, Caltech Center for Inclusion & Diversity

  • date awarded

    Nov 2021

  • amount


  • term

    48 months


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