Arc Innovation Investigator Awards
The Arc Institute seeks to foster collaborations built on scientific curiosity, a deep commitment to truth, and interdisciplinary science. Arc Innovation Investigators are researchers at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, and UCSF who will be awarded $1M of unrestricted funding over 5 years to pursue visionary ideas in curiosity-driven science and technology development.
Arc Innovation Investigators are appointed for five-year terms, which are competitively renewable. Awardees will act as intellectual bridges between the universities and the institute, while maintaining their labs, employment, and appointments at their home university (Stanford University, UCSF, or UC Berkeley).
Current faculty at our three partner universities (Stanford University, UCSF, and UC Berkeley) are eligible to be considered.We encourage innovative research proposals that may be challenging to support via traditional funding sources and are aligned with Arc’s mission of understanding and treating complex human diseases.
Scientific Focus Areas
The focus areas for our inaugural competition included Neurobiology, Immunology, Computational Science, Human Genetics, Chemical Biology, and Technology Development. Scientific focus areas may change for future calls for applications.