Bowes Research Fellows

The Bowes Research Fellows Program has now ended and is no longer accepting applications.


The Bowes Research Fellows Program at the University of California, Berkeley, is seeking nominations of outstanding recent or imminent Ph.D. and M.D. graduates to be given the freedom to establish an independent research program as an alternative to the traditional postdoctoral experience.

Bowes Fellows must have demonstrated exceptional promise and maturity in their graduate careers and be eager to engage the frontiers of biomedical and life sciences. Fellows will receive funding and space sufficient to maintain a laboratory of two to three members for a term of up to five years, free from the need to obtain grant support or the distractions of classroom teaching. Fellows will have principal investigator status, making them eligible to obtain outside funding from grants or other sources as their research programs expand.

Bowes Fellows benefit from the mentorship of our faculty, as well as from the exceptional breadth of our scientific resources and the highly interactive nature of the Berkeley community.In turn, our community benefits from the creative approaches Bowes Fellows take to solving important problems. 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. Refer potential reviewers to the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality found at:

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. Nominations must be received by December 15, 2010 and should be sent to (email submissions are preferred):

Michael Eisen
Chair, Bowes Research Fellows Selection Committee
Department of Molecular & Cell Biology
University of California, Berkeley
Stanley Hall 304B
Berkeley CA 94720-3220

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