Bakar Fellows Program
The Bakar Fellows Program supports innovative research by early career faculty at UC Berkeley with a special focus on projects that hold commercial promise. The program recently awarded the third cohort of Fellows and is currently not accepting applications. Information on the past application process is available here.
The Bakar Fellows Program enhances the efforts of UC Berkeley’s world-class faculty to translate important scientific discoveries into practical solutions in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, and in multidisciplinary work in these areas. The first cohort of Bakar Fellows was announced in June 2012 (click here to learn more), the second cohort was selected in June 2013 (more details here), and the third cohort in May 2014 (more details here).
Faculty members selected as Bakar Fellows each receive discretionary research support for a maximum of five years. In addition, the Fellows will 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.
This program will initially support three cohorts of early career faculty, one recruited in 2012/13, one in 2013/14, and one in 2014/15. Each cohort consists of several faculty working in areas with a high likelihood of contributing to California’s economy.