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DOE’s Lab-Corps Program Helps Labs Accelerate Tech to Market

The $2.3 million pilot program will accelerate the transfer of innovative clean energy technologies the National Laboratories into the commercial marketplace. Lab-Corps aims to better train and empower researchers to successfully transition their discoveries into high-impact, real world technologies in the private sector. More>

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Nominees Sought for 2014 R&D100 Awards

The competition seeks developed technologies with concrete performance data and/or a prototype, and first available for licensing or purchase in 2014. Contact Suzanne Storar (x4306) by Nov. 5 with proposed nominees or questions. The Lab’s past R&D 100 award winners are listed here. More>

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Nov. 7 Deadline to Submit SunShot Catalyst Video Pitch

The DOE’s SunShot Catalyst prize program is accepting video pitches at catalyst.energy.gov. Participants will be eligible to receive $25k in software development services. Teams will have the opportunity to use the Topcoder platform and developer community to create software prototypes. More>

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New Program Offers Postdoc Fellowships to Underrepresented Minorities

The California Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate invites underrepresented minority Ph.D.s in mathematical and physical sciences, chemistry, or engineering, to apply simultaneously for postdoctoral positions at UC Berkeley, Caltech, Stanford, and UCLA. Priority is given to applications submitted by Nov. 1. More>

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DESI’s Concept and Budget Range Approved

The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) project passed critical early CD-1 review. DESI — considered a “game changer for experimental cosmology” — aims to map the 3D location of as many as 25 million galaxies and quasars. More>

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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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