How to Apply

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2021/22 CYCLE ARE DUE: Monday, March 8, 2021, at 11:59 pm.

The general program parameters are explained in the FAQ available here.

Submission Instructions and Deadlines

Proposals are reviewed by faculty peers from STEM departments across campus. Please be cognizant that reviewers will come from different STEM disciplines, so proposals should be accessible for a general science community.

Please submit the following as a single pdf:

  1. Cover Page & Abstract (one page max)
    • PI’s (or for a team award, co-PIs') name
    • Rank/Title
    • Department of the lead PI
    • Project abstract, which should clearly outline the overarching goals of the research proposal in a way that is accessible to a lay-audience (250 words max).
  2. Research Proposal (up to five pages, with pages numbered, excluding references, CV, and budget justification)
    • It should demonstrate how this research will make a significant scientific contribution to the field, anticipated milestones, an outline of how the support from the Rose Hills Innovator Program will enhance the project, and opportunities for follow-on funding. Please include a brief paragraph on current and pending funding, matching grants and gifts-in-kind.
  3. Budget Justification: A detailed budget is not required, however an outline/justification of how the support from the Rose Hills Innovator Program will enhance the project is required. Up to $85,000 is available per year for a maximum of two years. The funding may be used to support:
    • Postdoctoral and other researchers
    • Graduate and/or undergraduate students
    • Faculty summer salary
    • Publication expenses and/or patent application fees
    • Research materials, small equipment, and/or supplies
    • Travel expenses
    • Overhead is not allowed to be deducted from the funds
  4. CV or Biosketch (abridged, two-page format) for the PI or co-PIs.

Since this is an internal solicitation, proposals must be submitted directly to the Vice Chancellor for Research Office via the webform below and not through SPO.

Deadline: Applications should be submitted using the webform below. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE Monday, March 8, 2021, at 11:59 pm.

Funds will be available at the start of the fiscal year, July 2021.

Note that only full-time UC Berkeley faculty at the Assistant and Associate ranks of any professorial series (including adjunct, in-residence, health sciences, clinical, and professor of clinical optometry) are eligible to apply.  Please review additional details here.

Please contact if you have any questions.

One file only.
100 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf doc docx.