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Director Hosts Meeting Today on Early Career Research Program

Those considering submitting proposals are invited to join the discussion, taking place from 10:30 a.m. to noon today in Perseverance Hall. Past winners Rebecca Abergel, Hank Childs, Alexander Hexamer, and Kevin Wilson will discuss strategies for successful proposals, moderated by Jill Fuss. More>

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Applications Open for Alvarez Fellowship in Computing Sciences

The fellowship provides recent graduates opportunities to work on important research challenges — from the architecture and software of next generation high performance computing systems to mathematical modeling, material science, biology, astronomy, and climate change. Applications are due Nov. 26. More>

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Budget Requests for Employee Activities Association Clubs Now Open

Employee Activities Association (EAA) groups must submit requests for funding by August 29. EAA supports Lab-wide recreational, cultural, educational, and social activities for all staff. Limited financial support and reasonable use of Lab property is provided by management. Contact Lisa McDonald (x5314) or Julian Yoon (x5388) for more information. More>

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Applications Open for EETD’s ITRI-Rosenfeld Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Environmental Energy Technologies Division invites applications for a distinguished postdoctoral fellowship that allows an outstanding recent Ph.D. recipient to engage in innovative research leading to new energy efficiency technologies or policies and reduction of adverse energy-related environmental impacts. Applications are due Nov. 1. More>

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Proposals for DOE Early Career Funding Now Open; Town Hall on Aug. 20

Program helps give young researchers the space to create and act on visionary ideas. Pre-proposals are due Sept. 11. Director Alivisatos is hosting town hall meeting for more information. More>

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NIH Funding Boosts Development of New Biophysical Technique

The National Institutes of Health have provided important support for the development of Fluctuation X-ray Scattering by awarding an R01 grant to Peter Zwart, a Biophysicist Research Scientist in the Physical Biosciences Division. More>

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EFRC’s Affiliated With Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley Receive DOE Funding

Centers for Nanoscale Control of Geologic CO2 (Berkeley Lab) and Gas Separations Relevant to Clean Energy Technologies (UC Berkeley) part of $100 million grant. More>

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DOE Seeks Recent Ph.D. Recipients for Solar Energy Research Projects

The Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is now accepting applications for postdoctoral researchers in solar energy to participate in the EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards. The program supports emerging scientific leaders focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy to help solve our nation’s energy challenges. This year, up to five recent Ph.D. recipients will get the opportunity to conduct applied research projects to advance breakthrough solar energy technologies at universities, national laboratories and other research facilities. More>

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EBI Issues Call for New Research Proposals; Deadline is April 30

The Energy Biosciences Institute has issued a call for new research proposals for funding available for the period 2015-17. Pre-proposals are due no later than April 30. To be eligible, researchers must have primary appointments at one of the partner EBI institutions — UC Berkeley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Berkeley Lab. More>

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Webinar Tomorrow on Keys to Competitive Cleantech Open Application

Rex Northen, Cleantech Open’s executive director, will introduce the organization’s 2014 U.S. Accelerator program and offer tips on submitting a competitive application in a March 25, 10 to 11 a.m., free webinar and Q&A session. Register here for the webinar. Cleantech Open is the world’s largest cleantech accelerator. Since 2006, it has awarded over six million dollars in cash and services to help support companies such as Berkeley Lab startup Alphabet Energy. April 1 is early bird deadline for accelerator applications. Go here for application details.

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