Funded Projects

Faculty Projects funded by the Collegium Grant Program

Each year the Berkeley Collegium awards grants for faculty projects that further the goal of narrowing the gap between teaching and research at UC Berkeley. Recipients receive funding over a one- to two-year grant period and will be asked to complete a brief report at the end of the second year.


2022: Eighth Cohort

  • Alexa Koenig and Stephanie Croft, Law - “​​Diversifying Tech Pipelines: Recruiting and Peer Mentoring of Human Rights Digital Investigators”

  • Christine Hastorf, Anthropology - “Expanding Archaeological Training and Research Opportunities: The ARF Field School”

  • David Broockman and Andrew Little, Political Science - “Discovering Data in Political Science: Funding for New Course Development”

  • Mark D'Esposito, Psychology - “ULAB Research Opportunity Program”

  • Michelle Douskey and Angy Stacy, Chemistry - “ChemAvengers Curriculum Assessment Project” [co-funded by Berkeley Discovery]

  • Pablo Gonzalez, Ethnic Studies - “Racial Justice and Technology: Bridging the Digital color line through podcasting and Augmented Reality”  [co-funded by Berkeley Discovery]
  • Simo Makiharju, Mechanical Engineering - “Undergraduate research experiments doubling as course demos, and contributing to outreach”
  • Zakaria Al Balushi, Materials Science and Engineering - “Integrating optical characterization into undergraduate materials processing education and research”

2021: Seventh Cohort

  • Dimitrios Zekkos, Nicholas Sitar, and Robert Kayen, Civil and Environmental Engineering - “Bringing the field experience in the classroom: Augmenting Education in Natural Disasters using Virtual and Mixed Reality”

  • Julie Shackford-Bradley, Legal Studies - “Truth and Reconciliation in California: Possibilities and Challenges”

  • Linda Isaac, Cognitive Science - “Probing the Electrical Brain: Increasing Undergraduate Access to Neuroscience”

  • Michael Zuerch, Friedrich Sommer, and Michael Lustig, Chemistry/EECS/Center for Computational Biology - “Versatile Radio Frequency Experimental Station”

  • Thomas M. Devine, Materials Science and Engineering - “3-d Printing with Low Melting Point Metals”

  • Thomas M. Philip and Lisa Hirai Tsuchitani, Education/Ethnic Studies - “Community-engaged research experiences on educational equity and justice issues impacting Asian Americans”

2020: Sixth Cohort

  • Anibel Ferus-Comelo, Public Policy/Labor Center - "Race and Housing In-Security"

  • Coco Auerswald, Public Health - "The Youth Equity Scholars (YES) Research Enrichment and Mentorship Program"

  • David Harding, Sociology - "Scaling Undergraduate Research through Tiered Mentoring: A Pilot Project"

  • G. Cristina Mora and Eric Schickler, Institute of Governmental Studies - "Democracy Research and Public Service Internships"

  • Kevin Weiner, Psychology - "A browser-based tool for teaching students how to identify tertiary sulci in human cortex"

  • Linda Isaac, Cognitive Science - "Probing the Brain: Neurophysiology for Undergraduate Teaching & Research"

2019: Fifth Cohort

  • Qing Zhou, Psychology - “Engaging Undergraduate Students in Psychological Research with Immigrant Families”

  • Rebecca Abergel and Katherine Shield, Nuclear Engineering - “Practical Skills Enabling Undergraduate Research in Science and Engineering”

  • Rebecca Tarvin and Peter Sudmant, Integrative Biology - “Developing a research-based genomics course with the UC Berkeley squirrels”

2018: Fourth Cohort

  • Carl Boettiger, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management - “Conducting Research at the Frontier of Global Change & Data Science”

  • Irene Bloemraad, Sociology - “Mapping Spatial Inequality–Immigrants in Poverty and Community Services”

  • Iryna Dronova, Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning - "Empowering urban design innovation using cutting-edge environmental science tools"

  • John Arnold, Anne Baranger, and Teresa Head-Gordon, Chemistry - “Expanding Research Opportunities for Chemistry Undergraduates: Computational Chemistry for Transfer Students (CC-TS)”

  • Sabrina Agarwal, Anthropology - “The UCB Anthropology Undergraduate Bioarchaeology Research Experience”

2017: Third Cohort

Report of the Third Cohort of Grant Recipients

2016: Second Cohort

Report of the Second Cohort of Grant Recipients

2015: First Cohort

Report of the First Cohort of Grant Recipients