Bowes Research Fellows Program

The Bowes Research Fellows Program at the University of California, Berkeley, is seeks nominations for outstanding young scientists who are interested in establishing an independent research program as an alternative to the traditional postdoctoral experience. The program will provide recent Ph.D. and M.D. graduates who have demonstrated exceptional promise with the necessary resources to pursue independent research at the frontiers of biomedical and life sciences, free from the need to obtain grant support or the distraction of teaching responsibilities. Fellows will receive funding and space sufficient to maintain a laboratory of two to three members for a term of up to four years. Fellows will also be eligible to obtain outside funding from grants or other sources as they need to expand their programs.

Bowes Fellows will benefit from the mentorship of our faculty, as well as from the exceptional breadth of our scientific resources and the highly interactive nature of our research community. In turn, our community will benefit from the Fellows’ creativity and energy in forging new frontiers in biomedical and life sciences research. Because interdisciplinary interactions are key to innovation, we seek to attract individuals who have broad interests in the life sciences and who have diverse expertise in experimental, theoretical and/or computational approaches.

Candidates must be nominated by their current mentor or by another senior investigator who can provide an in-depth analysis of their accomplishments and future potential. Selected candidates will be asked to submit a brief research plan and to arrange for additional letters of recommendation. Finalists will be invited to interview on the UC Berkeley campus.

The University of California is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Note: There is currently no search for the Bowes Fellows Program.


Latest Bowes Fellow Search Announcement
First Bowes Fellow - Woj Wojtowicz

Fellow Research Profiles

Woj M. Wojtowicz
Liam Holt
William Ludington

Former Fellows

Liming Wang