UC Merced - Nucleate Innovation Fellowship: tech landscaping, due diligence, and sourcing

Become a UC Merced-Nucleate Innovation Fellow

UC Merced and Nucleate are selecting the inaugural cohort of Innovation Fellows to provide hands-on training in landscaping new technologies and an introduction to due diligence and sourcing.

Apply now by June 1, 2022

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Program Details


Merced PhD students (post-qualifying exam) + postdocs


5 hours per week from July 1 through December 16, 2022.


A $4000 stipend will be provided by UC Merced.


Identify key factors in early stages of technology development. Independent projects to examine self-chosen ‘Target Area’ with mentorship from academic and industry experts.


Collaborate with cohort peers and network with VCs to brainstorm through challenges in translating cutting-edge science into new ventures.