France-Berkeley Fund Application 2016 Overview

The application deadline for 2016 was January 29, 2016; Thank you to all of our applicants!

For future applicants, please review our Application Guidelines:

UC Berkeley Application Guidelines

UC Davis Application Guidelines 

Additional information for UC Davis Applicants below.


Projects can be sponsored to a maximum of US $12,000.

Sponsored projects can begin between July 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. Projects must be completed within one year of their start date.

The FBF 2016 Call for Projects is open to applicants from UC Berkeley and UC Davis. We regret not being able to accept applications from Santa Cruz since 2010, or from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as of 2014.

Applicants are responsible for correctly formatting their submissions. All the documents should be merged.

Each of the two application files should include a cover sheet, available in .DOCX and .PDF formats. Note that the .docx format may require you to "unprotect" the document, depending on your system. 

After creating your application files according to the guidelines, proceed to the Online Application Site. Here, you will be able to upload your files, as well as enter the information gathered on your cover sheet. Note that you cannot save your application to work on it later, so make sure you have gathered all of the required materials as outlined in the guidelines before filling out the online application. You will immediately receive an e-mailed confirmation of your application, and if any details need to be changed (e.g. minor typos), you can e-mail the changes to FBF@BERKELEY.EDU by the application deadline.

The Fund will provide confirmation of receipt and eligibility by email by February 10, 2016. Notification of awards will be made in mid-June of 2016.

condensed logoFor UC Davis Applicants:

All applications from UC Davis require 60% cost share from Davis (30% from the PI's department and 30% from the Office of Sponsored Programs). Projects can be sponsored to a maximum of US $12,000, including cost sharing from UC Davis. Before being submitted to the France-Berkeley Fund, proposals from U.C. Davis need to go through:

The Office of Sponsored Programs, Office of Research
1850 Research Park
University of California, Davis
Phone: 530-754-7700
Fax: 530-754-8229

AHMAD HAKIM-ELAHI
to confirm that costs will be shared. Please contact AHMAD HAKIM-ELAHI for more information.