Today at Berkeley Lab

Office of Science Offers Grad Student Research at National Labs

The program enables students to conduct thesis research at a national lab. Application deadline is April 14. Applicants must be pursuing research in an area aligned with the program’s priority research areas. More>

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Feb. 25 Campus Talk on IARPA Funding

On Feb. 25, Peter Highnam, director of IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity), will discuss the agency’s priorities, participating in IARPA-funded research, and ways to engage with its experts. IARPA executes high-risk, high-payoff research for the U.S. Intelligence Community. The event takes place at 1 p.m. in 306 Soda Hall.

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Grants Give Particle Accelerator Technologies a Boost

Berkeley Lab researchers have won two grants from the DOE and NCI that focus on particle beam-based therapies for treating cancer as well as on building faster, more powerful lasers for accelerators. More>

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Cal Energy Corps Offers Paid Internships for Students

The undergraduate internship provides opportunities for students to design, develop, and deliver sustainable energy and climate solutions around the world. More>

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L’Oreal Offers Fellowships for Women in STEM

The company will award five postdocs with grants of up to $60K each. Applicants from a variety of fields are welcome, including life, physical, and material sciences, computing sciences, engineering, and mathematics. Application deadline is March 20. More>

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C2M Accepting Applications; Deadline is Feb. 15

Cleantech to Market (C2M) is a partnership between students, scientists, engineers, and professionals to translate cleantech research into market opportunities. Selected technologies will receive approximately 1,000 hours of comprehensive technology evaluation and market assessment. More>

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IPO Kicks Off Lab-Corps Program

Interested in applying to be on a Lab-Corps team? Lab-Corps helps researchers transition energy-related technologies into products that benefit society. The Lab’s Innovation and Partnerships Office (IPO) will lead brown bag sessions on the program this month. Go here for brown bag schedule and more information.

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Details on Presidential Budget Request for DOE R&D

As part of the President’s request, the Department of Energy would see a 9.2 percent increase, and the Office of Science a 5.4 percent increase. Hearings later this month and in early March will provide more clarity on congressional response to the request. More>

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Ilan Gur Hosts Brown-Bag on ARPA-E OPEN 2015 Funding

Researchers interested in submitting energy technology proposals for ARPA-E’s OPEN 2015 funding are invited to bring their questions, ideas, and lunch to a brown-bag with Ilan Gur, director of the Cyclotron Road. The event takes place on Feb. 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. Call-in number to listen to discussion: 855-239-8686.

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2015 Lab Directed Research and Development Awards Announced

A total of $24.9 million was allocated for 82 projects from a field of 169 proposals. Go here to see the complete list of funded projects. Fourteen projects that went through a parallel review process led by Deputy Director Horst Simon and associate Lab directors were also approved (highlighted in yellow). More>

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