February 14, 2017

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research announced that the application deadline for the Signatures Innovation Fellows Program is coming up on February 19, 2017. Awards of up to $100,000 are available to support UC Berkeley researchers in the data science and software areas with a special focus on projects that hold commercial promise. 

The Program is committed to the development of entrepreneurs, whether they be faculty or postdoctoral fellows and graduate student entrepreneurs who work in collaboration with faculty on a journey to building great companies. The program's goal is to support valuable technology development, help develop skills and pathways, and to identify the most suitable business models, partners, and financing mechanisms. Support will start in July 2017.

Please visit http://vcresearch.berkeley.edu/signatures/ to review the program guidelines and application materials. Please direct any questions to datascience@berkeley.edu.