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Call for SkyDeck Applications; $100,000 in Startup Funding Available

Berkeley SkyDeck is now accepting applications for its Fall 2018 cohort. Accepted startups are eligible for funding up to $100,000, provided by the Berkeley SkyDeck Fund and the University of California. To be eligible, a startup team member must have a UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, or Berkeley Lab affiliation. The application deadline is March 30. More>

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Berkeley Cleantech University Prize Accepting Applications

The Berkeley Cleantech University Prize — a clean energy startup competition sponsored by the Department of Energy and hosted by the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute and the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative — is accepting online applications until Feb. 26. Teams will be selected by March 2 to present their ideas at a pitch competition in April.

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Feb. 9 Water-Energy LDRD Strategic Initiative Webinar

Researchers interested in submitting proposals for the Water-Energy LDRD Strategic Initiative are invited to join a webinar on Friday, Feb. 9, from noon to 1 p.m. Join the webinar via Zoom. Go here for more on the initiative, including areas of interest.

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CalSEED Offers Opportunities to Commercialize Clean Energy Technologies

Do you have an innovative clean energy idea to commercialize? In partnership with Berkeley Lab, the California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (CalSEED) program supports innovators working to bring clean energy ideas to market. CalSEED provides grants and access to incubator resources. Applications are accepted between Feb. 15 and 28.

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Join Jan. 25 ‘Open Discussion’ on Submitting 2018 ARPA-E Proposals

The Lab is hosting an online “open discussion” on Thursday, Jan. 25, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. to answer questions about the 2018 ARPA-E funding opportunity. ARPA-E provides financial support to early-stage R&D teams for the building of transformational energy technologies. Join the discussion online via Zoom to learn more.

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Application Period Open for UC Agriculture Fellowship

This fellowship, funded by the UC Global Food Initiative, offers University of California graduate students the opportunity to plan, engage, and implement international projects in developing countries that address global challenges in agriculture and food systems. The application period closes Wednesday, Feb. 28. More>

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Spring Training for DOE’s Energy I-Corps Gears Up

Applications are due Jan. 24 for the spring cohort of DOE’s Energy I-Corps, an immersive training experience to help national lab research teams transition energy-related technologies into products that benefit society and the national economy. Visit IPO’s resources page for details, and join an informational webinar on Jan. 10 at noon. Interested in applying? Contact Russell Carrington.

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Director Witherell Announces FY2019 LDRD Call for Proposals

The Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) 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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Applications Open for DOE’s Office of Science Early Career Research Program

Full-time, career, non-postdoc Lab researchers who received their Ph.D.s no earlier than Jan. 1, 2007 are eligible to apply. This funding opportunity supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers. Director Witherell will host a brown-bag discussion and networking event on Jan. 8, noon to 1:30 p.m., in Bldg. 59-3101 (Shyh Wang Hall). More>

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Call for Proposals: Philomathia Forum on Energy & Environment

The Philomathia Forum on Energy & Environment will provide up to $50,000 to fund a symposium or workshop on such topics as climate science and data, energy policy, energy efficiency using today’s energy supplies, fundamental and applied research to advance sustainable energy, climate adaptation strategies, and broad environmental issues and impacts. More>

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