Giving Opportunities

Berkeley Bridge


Our Berkeley Bridge Graduate Summer Fellowship (Bridge Fellowship) is a graduate student summer program designed to attract top UC Berkeley graduate students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds to Berkeley Lab.

Our staff scientists are extraordinary, but they would be the first to say that their achievements would not be possible without the labor and insights from a diverse team. It is a goal of the Laboratory to develop a diverse group of young scientists. This graduate student program will provide impactful first-hand research experience as well as to introduce these students to the critical role that national laboratories play with the hope that they may choose a career at a national laboratory.

Supporting these young scientists has an enormous and valuable impact on the lab. We know from research that diverse teams create better science, and therefore, recruiting a more diverse lab will help us build a stronger future.

Your gift to the Berkeley Bridge Fellowships will be pooled with gifts from others - current employees, retirees, and friends of Berkeley Lab - and then awarded annually to fellows.



The Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association (BLPA) is a volunteer organization run by postdocs to enrich postdocs’ scientific careers through various social and professional events and activities.

By organizing orientations, lectures, seminars and social events as well as our postdoc buddy program, BLPA provides new postdocs a more welcoming start at Berkeley Lab.  It also serves an important scientific purpose by bringing together early career scientists from diverse disciplines enabling them to collaborate and share ideas informally.  

In addition, BLPA assists postdocs with any issues that might affect them, provides peer support, and partners with Lab senior management and Human Resources to help address their concerns.

BLPA is reliant on donations to support its gatherings.



Environmental changes are occurring at a swift pace. Unpredictable climates require unprecedented solutions - developed at an even faster pace to make our communities more resilient. We must go beyond innovating in the lab to implementing on the ground. This is the time to catalyze and cross fertilize research that results in proactive, practical, and proven solutions - able to be scaled to the scope of the challenges ahead.

Through community-wide partnerships between academic, public, and private sectors, our interdisciplinary teams will design actionable adaptations to reposition cities, regions, and states to be ready for the future environment.

Era, the Environmental Resilience Accelerator, will conceive locally tested answers in three areas of acute need - future water, healthy land, and sustainable cities - and launch only the most visionary and promising projects, proposed by teams of thought partners with the essential breadth and depth of expertise. Guided by clear metrics for success and milestone markers of progress, our research and demonstration projects will run for five years - in order to focus each team’s effort and underscore the urgency of reaching results.

Your support will provide seed funding for new projects as they develop, and enable us to  engage graduate students from a variety of disciplines in our work.

More Ways to Give

Leave a Legacy

Learn about giving gifts through your will, living trust, and retirement plans

  • Include the Berkeley Lab Foundation in your will - charitable bequests offer the benefits of simplicity, flexibility, versatility, and tax relief

  • Give the Gift of Stock - donations of stocks is a fast and simple way to support discovery science

Honor and Remember

  • Tribute Donations - Honor someone with a gift to Berkeley Lab Foundation in their name

  • Make a Memorial Donation - Remember your loved one with a gift to science discovery

Other giving opportunities

Credit card payments directly to the giving opportunities above can be made by clicking the Donate button.

Alternatively, checks can be made payable to the “Berkeley Lab Foundation” and mailed to:

University of California
Office of the President
1111 Franklin Street, 7th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607

Attention: Geoff O’Neill