The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, in partnership with CITRIS and BIDS, will be hosting an event for prospective applicants to the Signatures Innovation Fellows Program. The program provides up $100K/year to UC Berkeley faculty and researchers in the data science and software areas.
Brief presentations by current Signatures Innovation Fellows, Jasjeet Sekhon, who is working to improve tools for public opinion research, and Alexei Pozdnukhov with a project focused on urban mobility analytics will be followed by Q&A about the application process with David Culler, who chairs the program’s selection committee.
The Program is now soliciting the next round of applications. The application deadline for 2016/2017 awards is Tuesday, December 22, 2015.
About the Signatures Innovation Fellows Program
The Signatures Innovation Fellows Program supports UC Berkeley faculty and researchers in the data science and software areas with a special focus on projects that hold commercial promise. The Signatures Innovation Fellows Program is committed to the development and support of visionary faculty entrepreneurs and their teams of post-docs and graduate students interested in launching start-up companies.
Signatures Innovation Fellows each receive discretionary research support of up to $100K/year for a maximum of two years. In addition, the Fellows become part of and contribute to an ecosystem that brings together faculty, post-docs, students, staff, and alumni to form a strong network that assists researchers in introducing their discoveries to the market.
Additional details here.
Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.