Visiting Researcher Program

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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 two years 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.
  • Participate in the Management of Technology Innovation Course. (IEOR 290) and the Introduction to Silicon Valley (IEOR 190)
  • Potentially guest lecture or co-teach in our program and participate in other SCET and collaborate with other researchers.

For direct applicants, please apply below. The program requires sponsorship of bench fee at $5,000 per semester, per person 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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Research statement (required)  What is this?


Optional SkyDeck Lab

The following fields are optional and are for researchers that are simultaneously applying to SkyDeck's Global Founders Program to use their own startup companies as a laboratory for research. If you are interested in research only without the lab at SkyDeck, you do not need to fill out the following fields.

Yes, I am planning to simultaneously apply to SkyDeck's Global Founders Program

Company Name

Company Link

What is the name of your startup on the SkyDeck application?

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.