Arc Investigator Programs

As part of our mission to understand and treat complex human diseases, the Arc Institute is excited to grow its scientific community across three investigator programs. All Arc investigators receive unrestricted, flexible funding to pursue their most important ideas – with complete freedom to study fundamental biological mechanisms, develop new technologies, or innovate on therapeutic concepts. We encourage interdisciplinary collaboration, curiosity-driven exploration, and goal-oriented research.

We expect to launch an open call for our programs in the fall 2023.


Core Investigators

Arc Core Investigators are based at Institute headquarters in Palo Alto, CA. Core Investigators and their labs are fully funded by the Institute, and they may hold a faculty appointment at one of our university partners (Stanford University, UCSF, and UC Berkeley).

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Science Fellows

Arc’s Science Fellows program incubates scientific innovation by enabling exceptional early-career scientists to transition to a principal investigator position directly after their doctoral training. To accelerate independent careers, this program provides Arc Science Fellows with leadership training and full salary and research support for their group.

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Innovation Investigators

The Arc Innovation Investigators program provides unrestricted funding to support researchers located at our partner universities to tackle bold ideas. These scientists act as an intellectual bridge between Arc and its partner universities – Stanford University, UC Berkeley, and UCSF.

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