Applications for Cohort Five are currently under review. If you have applied, thank you! We will be contacting applicants in the coming months. Click here to review application and program details, frequently asked questions, and more.

How we support our fellows

Cyclotron Road fellows are part of a dynamic community of scientists, engineers, technologists, and entrepreneurs who are committed to creating a positive societal impact with technology. Fellows at Cyclotron Road receive:

  • Two years of funding: Our fellowship provides a living stipend and health insurance for two years so that researchers can be 100% focused on their projects. Fellows also receive $100,000 of initial research funding to get them started in the lab.

  • Unencumbered access to world-class research facilities and expertise: As part of the program, fellows are able access to facilities, equipment, and expertise at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley. Fellows fully own or jointly own all intellectual property developed during the program.

  • An intensive program of mentorship, education, and networking: Participants receive intensive mentorship and education covering all aspects of the journey from concept to product. We also expose them to a wide range of leaders from academia, industry, government, and finance who can serve as advisors or partners.


Cohort Five Application Timeline

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  • Applications open October 1st – 31st, 2018

  • Initial application review November 1st – 30th, 2018

Applications are reviewed by the Cyclotron Road team as well as scientific and industry subject matter experts

  • Phone interviews December 3rd – 14th, 2018

Based on initial review, selected applicants will be invited to conduct a brief phone screen with the Cyclotron Road team.

  • Finalist interviews February 5th and 6th, 2019

Finalists will be invited to visit Berkeley Lab to tour facilities, connect with potential collaborators, and present for our team and Leadership Council.

  • Cohort selected Mid March, 2019

  • Cohort starts at Cyclotron Road May 6th, 2019

Exact start date is flexible based on the needs of each individual participant.