UCB-UCSF Sackler Faculty Collaboration Program

How to Apply

To apply for the UCB-UCSF Sackler Faculty Collaboration Program please complete the online application below.

Deadline: Applications for 2021/22 are due on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 (evening). 
Funding will be available to successful applicants at the start of the fiscal year, in July 2021.

Please review the program FAQs here and contact ltdsubs@berkeley.edu with any questions you may have.

The program is restricted to full-time UC Berkeley and UCSF faculty at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor ranks of any professional series (including, but not limited to adjunct, in-residence, health sciences, clinical, and professor of clinical optometry).

Please submit the following as a single pdf.

  1. Cover Page & Abstract (one page max)
    • Applicant and collaborator’s name
    • Rank/Title and affiliations for both collaborators
    • 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 Project Description (up to four pages, with pages numbered, excluding references, CV, and budget justification)
    • It should promote the convergence of biomedical, physical, and engineering fields to foster the innovations necessary for meeting the health care challenges of the future.
  3. Budget Justification: A detailed budget is not required, however an outline/justification of how the support will enhance the project is required. The funding may be used to support research expenses, including but not limited to:
    • performing experiments
    • analyzing research data
    • supporting workshops
    • colloquia
    • research travel
    • supporting postdocs, graduate, or undergraduate research assistants
    • PI salary, including summer salary, is not an allowable expense.
    • Overhead is not allowed.
  4. CV or Biosketch (abridged, two-page format) for the PI and collaborator.

You are welcome to consult your Research Administrator, however, applications must not be submitted through SPO (UC Berkeley) or RMS/Contracts & Grants (UCSF) since the program is funded internally. Please submit directly via this website.

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