Four weeks left until the pre-proposal deadline!
Upcoming UC Campus Info Sessions
This year, each UC campus is hosting in person Big Ideas info sessions! For the full list of events, check our Big Ideas calendar (http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/events/) and get in touch with your Innovation Ambassador (http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/team/) !
* UC Irvine: Every Mon & Tues | 3pm | Beall Center, Suite 2300, SB1
* UC Berkeley: Wed, Oct 18 | 6pm | B100 Blum Center
* UC Santa Barbara: Thu, Oct 19 | 7pm | Girvetz Hall 2320
* UC San Diego: Fri, Oct 20 | 5pm | Atkinson Hall/Calit2, 4th Fl Conf Rm
* UC Merced: Mon, Oct 23 | 5pm | COB1 102
* UC Santa Cruz: Tue, Oct 24 | 5pm | Hum 1-210 Conference Room
* UC Riverside: Wed, Oct 25 | 7pm | Winston Chung Hall (WCH) 205/206
* UC San Diego: Thu, Oct 26 | 5pm | Atkinson Hall/Calit2, 4th Fl Conf Rm
* UC Santa Barbara: Thu, Oct 26 | 7pm | Girvetz Hall 2320
* UC Davis: Thu, Oct 26 | 7pm | Cruess 208
Pre-proposal Writing Workshop (http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/event/pre-proposal-writing-workshop/)
Mon, Oct 30 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | B100 Blum Center
All students are invited to attend this workshop in person or stream the event (http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/workshops/) on our workshops page! Receive guidance and feedback about how to effectively craft a Big Ideas pre-proposal. Sign up for an appointment (https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/erewy) after the presentation to have a Big Ideas advisor review a draft of your proposal.
Sign up for in-person or Skype office hours (http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/advising/) to speak with an advisor or have your pre-proposal reviewed!
The one-on-one PIR consultation program connects students with experts from industry, non-profits, government, and social enterprises. Sign up to receive feedback on your Big Idea, mentoring, and career advice from the experts below!
Leila Makarechi | Head of Government Partnerships at Coursera (http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/practitioners-in-residence/)
Wednesday, October 18 | 2:30 pm slot open | 120B Blum Hall | RSVP Required (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/practitioner-in-residence-leila-makarechi-tickets-38084391440)
Areas of Expertise: Global health, strategic partnerships, public-private partnerships, scaling businesses, workforce education & development.
Naomi Baer | Stanford Center for Social Innovation and Partners in Scale (http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/practitioners-in-residence/)
Monday, November 6 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 100B Blum Hall | RSVP Required (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/practitioner-in-residence-naomi-baer-tickets-38088614070)
Areas of Expertise: Financial inclusion, international development, technology for emerging economies, scaling organizations.
Global Social Benefit Institute Accelerator (https://www.scu-social-entrepreneurship.org/accelerator-1/)
Open to all. GSBI makes social entrepreneurship easier by helping social entrepreneurs along their journey with mentorship, practical tools, and rigorous programs that help them find the answers to the questions keeping them awake at night, and answers to questions they didn’t know they had. Apply here (https://scu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e375AxMZZgKWkqF) by October 20, 2017.
Echoing Green (http://www.echoinggreen.org/)
Open to all. Echoing Green identifies tomorrow’s transformational leaders today. Through its Fellowships and other innovative leadership initiatives, Echoing Green spots emerging leaders and invests deeply in their success to accelerate their impact. Start your application for a 2018 Fellowship today. Learn more here (http://www.echoinggreen.org/fellowship/apply) and apply (http://echoinggreen.org/apply) by October 24, 2017.
CITRIS Foundry Accelerator (http://citrisfoundry.org/)
Open to UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, UC Santa Cruz, and UCSF communities. Founding a deep technology startup is hard.Headquartered at UC Berkeley, the CITRIS Foundry accelerator supports entrepreneurs who are working to commercialize cutting-edge technology within their scientific field. Each selected startup receives funding, deep tech mentorship, and access to University of California laboratories. Apply here (http://citrisfoundry.org/apply/) by October 27, 2017.
Cyclotron Road (http://www.cyclotronroad.org/home)
Open to entrepreneurial scientists and engineers. Every year, Cyclotron Road recruits a Cohort of entrepreneurial scientists and engineers from around the world. For two years, their innovators are embedded in the Berkeley research ecosystem and provided funding, access to Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and UC Berkeley, and a program of intensive mentorship, education, and networking. Apply here (http://www.cyclotronroad.org/apply) by October 31, 2017.
IIS Undergraduate Merit Scholarship (http://iis.berkeley.edu/funding-opportunities/undergraduate-merit-scholarship)
Open to UC Berkeley undergraduates. The Institute of International Studies (IIS) Undergraduate Merit Scholarship supports undergraduate research in any area of international studies. Research may be conducted independently, in congruence with an honors thesis, or while studying abroad. Apply by November 13, 2017.
Jacobs Institute Innovation Catalysts (http://jacobsinstitute.berkeley.edu/news/announcing-jacobs-institute-innovation-catalysts/)
Open to all UC Berkeley students. The Jacobs Institute Innovation Catalysts, made possible by the Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation, is a new student grant program that provides an avenue for ambitious student innovators to unlock further potential in their design projects. Selected grantees will work on their projects with the support of resources from the Jacobs Institute (http://jacobsinstitute.berkeley.edu/) and CITRIS Invention Lab (http://invent.citris-uc.org/) , and as part of a cohort of fellow student innovators. Grants of $2,000 and $500 will be awarded. Apply by December 20, 2017.
Undergraduate Research & Scholarships Fair (https://www.facebook.com/events/213589105842635/?acontext=%7B%22source%22%3A5%2C%22page_id_source%22%3A972964169458860%2C%22action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22main_list%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22%7B%5C%22page_id%5C%22%3A972964169458860%2C%5C%22tour_id%5C%22%3Anull%7D%22%7D]%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D)
October 17 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Pauley Ballroom, UC Berkeley
The annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarships Fair is a great opportunity to learn about research opportunities and prestigious scholarship opportunities available on campus. Additionally, throughout the afternoon there will be thematic breakout sessions where one can listen to staff and students talk about specific topics of interest.
Impact Design Education Summit (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/impact-design-education-summit-tickets-36167772782)
November 6 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm | Blum Center For Developing Economies, UC Berkeley
With support from the Autodesk Foundation, the Blum Center for Developing Economies will host an Impact Design Education Summit to bring together educators and practitioners to discuss the state of university-based impact design education.