An IAP is a University research program – organized, hosted, and directed by Berkeley faculty and/or staff – focused on a specific area of research of common interest with private industry, and funded by industry membership fees. A successful, properly structured IAP:
An IAP is a standardized program where at least three companies join as Industry Members and receive a set schedule of benefits. Companies join an IAP by (i) signing a membership agreement, and (ii) paying the membership fees. Membership fees paid by Industry Members are used to fund the research carried out by Berkeley researchers within the IAP.
The IPIRA Industry Alliances Office does not handle gift-based industry affiliate programs. To inquire about gift-based industry affiliate programs, consult with University Development and Alumni Relations or the relevant college or department development officer.
IPIRA’s Industry Alliances Office manages Berkeley IAPs, working closely with IAP Executive Directors and companies to define the opportunity, set up the IAP, and launch and administer the IAP. IPIRA is part your team, and we are here to help you.
Indirect costs are expenses not directly associated with any one research project, but incurred for the benefit of all campus research and activities. These expenses, also known as facilities and administrative costs, include libraries, electricity, general administrative support, facility maintenance, and building and equipment depreciation, among other things. Learn more.
A Visiting Industrial Fellow (“VIF”) is a company employee who is coming to UC Berkeley to conduct research with a UC Berkeley faculty member. The VIF is a subset of the Visiting Scholars designation, a privilege accorded to guests hosted in residence by a UC Berkeley campus unit for a specified time with the primary purpose of research or scholarship. VIFs follow the same processes and protocols as Visiting Scholars. Visit the Visiting Scholars and Postdoctoral Affairs (VSPA) website for detailed guidance. This formal affiliation allows for proper administration and oversight minimizing risk to the UC Berkeley brand, reputation, and research activity.