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Science Magazine and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists

The prize is awarded annually to young scientists for outstanding life science research for which they were awarded a doctoral degree in the previous two years. Application deadline is July 15. The grand prize winner will receive $30K, and $10K for the winner of each category (cell & molecular biology, genomics & proteomics, ecology & environment, translational medicine). More>

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Lab Faculty Invited to Submit Preproposals for IGI Projects

The Innovative Genomics Institute is offering funding for new research projects related to genomic engineering. Faculty members are invited to submit brief preproposals on topics including agriculture, microbiology, crosscutting technologies, and social science. Deadline is March 10. Full details are available here. For questions, contact Susan Jenkins.

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Water-Energy Town Hall on Feb. 3

The meeting — from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Building 66 Auditorium — kicks off discussion of the Lab-wide “Water-Energy” LDRD initiative. Short talks will describe some current water-energy projects at the Lab followed by open discussion. Attendees will have a chance to talk about their ideas for proposals and network with others responding to this call. More>

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Director Witherell Announces FY2018 LDRD Call for Proposals

The Laboratory Directed Research and Development Program is one of the principal means to seed innovative science and new research directions. An important factor in judging proposals will be their support of competencies aligned with the Lab and DOE’s strategic directions. Multi-investigator and multi-divisional initiatives are highly encouraged. More>

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DOE Announces FY17 Tech Commercialization Fund

Lab researchers may apply for Tech Maturation ($100 to $150k per award), or Cooperative Development ($250 to $750k per award). Letters of intent are due Dec. 22. Contact Shanshan Li (x5366), or Russell Carrington (x6439) if interested in applying. Go here for details and link to recorded webinar.

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Campus Hosts Cleantech-to-Market Presentations on Dec. 2

Learn about emerging cleantech solutions from Caltech, Princeton, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and Berkeley Lab. For the first time in C2M’s history, all participants are existing start-ups, including five from Cyclotron Road. The event includes a networking reception with faculty, students, scientists, and energy industry professionals. Go here for more info and to register.

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Lab Researchers Invited to Pitch Their Startup to Investors

Apply by Nov. 9 for an opportunity to pitch your startup to and network with top Silicon Valley investors on their turf at VC Connect, Dec. 1, in Menlo Park. Startups founded by Berkeley Lab researchers and UC Berkeley students/alumni are eligible. Presented by the Haas Venture Fellows, Berkeley Entrepreneurs Association, and UC Berkeley’s innovation hubs.

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Oct. 31 Application Deadline for DOE Berkeley Cleantech University Prize

The DOE Berkeley Cleantech University Prize (CUP) invites student-led teams from universities across the U.S. to submit their innovative cleantech ideas for a chance to partake in a 15-week mentorship program and compete for a $50,000 grand prize. Winners will be selected at the BERC Energy Summit in February. Past CUP Finalists include Cyclotron Road’s OPUS 12 and Cuberg. Apply>

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UC Berkeley Big Ideas Contest Underway; Energy Alternatives Proposals Sought

Big Ideas teams are asked to submit proposals which encourage the adoption of energy and resource alternatives that are sustainable and have the potential for broad impact. Up to $300K in prizes are available for graduate and undergraduate students. More>

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Application Period for Cyclotron Road Opens Sept. 29

Cyclotron Road is an innovation program at the Lab that helps entrepreneurial scientists commercialize energy technologies. For two years, participants receive mentorship, seed funding, a living stipend, access to Lab facilities, and networking opportunities with other startups in the program. The application period runs Sept. 29 to Oct. 31. Informational webinars are available. More>

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