Thriving in Science Peer Support Groups — 9/22/2017

Thriving in Science is a UC Berkeley graduate student- and postdoc-led professional development program with the mission of supporting scientists-in-training as they encounter many of the difficulties and challenges that they will face throughout their career in scientific research. From failed experiments … Continued

Write for the “Berkeley Science Review”

Would you like to share exciting research findings from UC Berkeley with the greater campus and community and improve your science communication skills? The Berkeley Science Review is a magazine produced by Berkeley graduate students. BSR is currently looking for pitches for articles … Continued

Baxter Young Investigator Awards — 6/30/2017

Baxter International Inc. is a global diversified healthcare company that couples its dedication to excellence and its passion for innovation with its unique combination of expertise in medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology to advance patient care worldwide. To celebrate and promote … Continued

Job Opportunity at Boehringer Ingelheim Inc.

Boehringer Ingelheim Inc. seeks a candidate with strong analytical skills to perform routine and developmental scientific work in support of an innovative project under the instruction of a BI scientist. The project will function within Process Sciences in Fremont, CA. … Continued

UC-National Laboratory In-Residence Graduate Fellowship — 7/1/2017

The UC Laboratory Fees Research Program sponsors innovative research, fosters new collaborations between UC faculty and national laboratory scientists, and provides unique training for UC students and postdoctoral fellows. This competition cycle, the LFRP is offering two targeted funding opportunities. … Continued

Great Minds in STEM HENAAC Scholarship — 4/30/2017

Graduating high school seniors, undergraduate students and graduate students, who intend to or are currently pursuing a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) degree at an accredited college/university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico, are encouraged to apply for these … Continued

Science Outside the Lab Program

The National Science Foundation has made available supplemental funds to improve graduate student preparedness for entering the workforce. NSF supports science and engineering doctoral students in gaining additional educational opportunities and student training in order to help acquire experience, skills and knowledge in … Continued

Dannon Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship Program — 2/15/2017

The Dannon Company announced its 5th Dannon Gut Microbiome, Yogurt and Probiotics Fellowship Grant opportunity. Established in 2012, the Dannon Fellowship Grant has been expanded to include the gut microbiome in recognition of its remarkable potential on the human body. … Continued

JSPS Summer Fellowship Program — 11/10/2016

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is now accepting applications for 2017 fellowships in Japan. Programs last from one month to two years and are open to applicants from around the world in all fields of research including humanities, social … Continued

SLAM: Science Leadership and Management Fall Events

What is SLAM? Grad school is a great place to gain scientific expertise — but that’s hardly the only thing you’ll need in your future as a Ph.D. Are you ready to lead a group? Manage your coworkers? Mentor budding scientists? … Continued

The Bay Area Science Festival — 10/27 – 11/5/2016

The Bay Area Science Festival returns this fall October 27 – November 5 for ten days of celebration of the Bay Area’s scientific wonders, resources, and opportunities. The UC Berkeley scientific community can participate in numerous Festival events. Outreach organizers may … Continued

Delta Science Fellows Program — 9/23/2016

The Delta Science Fellows Program brings together graduate students and postdoctoral researchers with Bay-Delta agency scientists and senior research mentors to collaborate on data analysis and research projects applicable to the California Bay-Delta system. This fellowship is a partnership with the Delta … Continued

Science Outside the Lab Workshop — 3/30/2016

The long-running Washington, D.C. science policy immersion program returns for the summer of 2016. Graduate students in science, engineering, and related disciplines, who are interested in how decisions about science and innovation funding, regulation and policy are made, will benefit … Continued

Volunteer Position Available with Science@Cal

Science@Cal is a cross-discipline campus organization dedicated to sharing the wonder, excitement and relevance of the UC Berkeley STEM research community with public audiences. Science@Cal seeks a graduate student to assist with organization and speaker recruitment for its monthly East Bay Science … Continued

Science Leadership and Management (SLAM) Spring Seminar

SLAM is a program for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the sciences designed to foster and support the development of effective leadership and management skills for individuals seeking to reach their full potential in a variety of career paths. … Continued

International Internship Program (TIGP-IIP) in Taiwan — 2/28/2016

The Taiwan International Graduate Program is pleased to invite applications to the International Internship Program (TIGP-IIP). TIGP-IIP is an intensive pre-doctoral research training program that prepares its participating interns with the necessary knowledge and skills for future research or career … Continued

U.S. Faculty Scholar Program — 1/31/2016

The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) is pleased to announce the U.S. Faculty Scholar Program for Academic Year 2016-2017. VEF expects to award approximately four grants for U.S. professors to teach courses in English at Vietnamese universities either on-site in Vietnam or … Continued

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Rewarding Berkeley’s Aspiring Scientists

Seven Berkeley doctoral students traded in lab coats for formal wear to attend the 45th Annual Scholar Awards Luncheon of ARCS on October 29, 2015.

Rickover Fellowship Program — 1/31/2016

The Rickover Fellowship Program in Nuclear Engineering is designed to meet the needs of the Naval Reactors Division of the U.S. Department of Energy for appropriately trained personnel for the development and maintenance of science and engineering technology as it … Continued

Kavli Ensi Philomathia Graduate Student Fellowships — 11/15/2015

Kavli ENSI Philomathia Graduate Student Fellowship are one-year graduate fellowship positions designed to give promising young researchers the opportunity to work across the disciplines of nanoscience to discover new ways in probing and/or controlling energy processes on the nanoscale. Fellows will … Continued

Expanding Potential Workshop — 1/30/16

Synberc is encouraging new programs that enact positive change for diversity in STEM; one such program is their second annual Expanding Potential Workshop, to help the community establish a porfolio of Expanding Potential Seed Projects. The overall goal of this 2-day workshop … Continued

Career Center

The Career Center Hosts Academic Job Search Workshops

Whether you plan on wading or plunging into the market, here’s a chance to learn a little more about what you’re getting into. These workshops are designed to provide an overview of the academic job search process from the perspective of the … Continued

UC Berkeley Alumna Wins MacArthur Fellowship

UC Berkeley alumna, Tami Bond, was recently named a 2014 MacArthur Fellow for her work on measuring black carbon emissions on human health and the atmosphere.

Academic Job Search Workshops — 8/14–9/9/14

Going on the job market? Find out what you’re getting into and prepare yourself to be the strongest possible candidate. These sessions are conducted by Ph.D. career counselor Andrew Green. Before his return to Berkeley, Dr. Green spent six years … Continued

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science — 7/7/2014

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is now accepting applications for 2014-2015 fellowships in Japan. Programs last from 1 month to 2 years and are open to applicants from around the world in all fields of research including … Continued

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Department of Defense SMART Scholarship for Service — 12/16/2013

The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program is an opportunity for both undergraduates and graduate students pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Participants in the program receive benefits such as … Continued

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Berkeley Alumnus Wins PEN Literary Award

Last month UC Berkeley alumnus Leonard Mlodinow was awarded the PEN: E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award for his book Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior.

Prestigious fellowship offers funding, flexibility

Each year, ARCS Foundation Fellowships support a dozen University of California, Berkeley Ph.D. candidates in science and engineering. These fellowships come with an added benefit to students: more flexibility to follow their interests when choosing a research project.

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The NAS picks six from Berkeley in its crop of new members

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of America’s most prestigious societies of scholars engaged in science and engineering research, at the end of April announced its election of 72 members, six of whom are Berkeley researchers.

Out of the lab to the top of the world; Berkeley biophysicist relishes first ascents

One September evening in 1970, working alone in my chemistry lab in Latimer Hall, I was preparing nucleic acid for my final experiments for my Ph.D. in biophysical chemistry. The lab was quiet except for the repetitive tick of the spinning centrifuge. After finishing the purification, to my horror, I knocked the vial onto the floor, where it shattered, the precious liquid lost.