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DOE Sponsors Energy I-Corps Entrepreneurial Training

The six-week Energy I-Corps program (formerly called Lab-Corps), guides PIs and entrepreneurial leads (ELs) in customer discovery to identify an energy-related technology’s commercial potential and market fit. Interested PI/EL teams or individuals seeking a team must contact Russell Carrington (x6439) before May 19. Go here to view video series of past teams. More>

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Apply for a UC Global Food Initiative Student Fellowship

The fellowships will support research activity related to the UC Global Food Initiative. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible, and are expected to work in collaboration with Berkeley Lab scientists. Get more information here, or contact Peter Nico of the Earth & Environmental Sciences Area by or before May 12.

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Apply Now for Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program

The Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program is accepting applications for the 2017 Solicitation 1. Deadline is 2 p.m. (5 p.m. ET) on May 16. The program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their thesis research at a DOE national laboratory in collaboration with a DOE scientist for 3 to 12 consecutive months. Apply here.

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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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The DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program Is Now Accepting Applications

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory. Applications are due 5 p.m. Eastern Time, May 16. 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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