Visiting Researcher Program

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Become a Visiting Researcher
  • Deadline for Spring 2019 is October 31, 2018 (Accepting short-term projects only (6-12 weeks))
  • Deadline for Fall 2019 is March 31, 2019

Visiting Researcher Program

Entrepreneurially focused researchers and research teams may come to UC Berkeley to focus on innovation research.  The Sutardja Center is a home for the study and practice at the intersection of technology and entrepreneurship.  One focus area of the Center is behavioral development for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.  The Center is also engaged in research that support the creation of new emerging industry areas, such as those listed in the Lab and Program areas of the Center.

If accepted, visiting researchers of the Center are able to do the following:

  • Spend up to six months at SCET
  • Work on barriers to creating new companies and new industries.
  • Study areas including emerging technologies, policy, industry structure, teaching methods, market entry models. Research outputs often include reports, conference publications, and industry creation activities.
  • Potentially guest lecture or co-teach in our program and participate in other SCET and collaborate with other researchers.
  • Please note that Visiting Researchers may only audit one course per semester while at Berkeley

For direct applicants, please apply below. The program requires sponsorship of bench fee plus visa fees. All applications must include a proposed research statement within the comment field as well as a full CV in the form immediately below.


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What to include in your research statement

  • Background and areas of your expertise.
  • Problems or gaps that you are aware of in a field or teaching area
  • Any approach that you might consider to fill this gap.
  • How would you disseminate new information or research results or teaching material.
Typical research objectives may be disseminated in the form of reports, conference publications, and industry creation activities.  A pedagogical contribution may be in the form of teaching methods and creation of new materials.