Businesses of all types partner with ARCS® Foundation, Inc. Northern California Chapter (ARCS NCC). Industry partners and business product and service companies make possible ARCS Foundation's investments in innovative, early-career research, shaping scientific industries and empowering skilled workers in an increasingly competitive global market.
Agilent Technologies CEO Mike McMullen shares why Agilent has partnered with ARCS since 2017
“Why wouldn’t you want to get behind an organization that is trying to advance science? There are some hugely talented scientists (that ARCS NCC supports) who need just a little bit of financial help. If we can be a part of this, why not? You can make a difference here. These young people are making the world a better place. They are driven, motivated, and passionate about the research. Our organization is very proud to be an ARCS NCC sponsor.”
A corporate partnership with ARCS NCC:
Activates your company’s brand among ARCS Scholars, industry, academic and civic partners, and leading science philanthropists in
A 12-month company sponsorship brings a wealth of visibility benefits through
ongoing brand placement and unique opportunities to engage directly with the
Unlocks opportunities for an ARCS scholar to get to know your company and for your company to get to know them.
ARCS signature annual event celebrates each year’s cohort of ARCS Scholars and
provides opportunities for them to present their research to the public. Visit ARCS Symposium 2023 to get acquainted with current ARCS Scholar bios, research
posters, and their 2-minute research videos. A company event sponsorship and a
Designated Scholar Award gift, which matches a scholar with your company-
named award, are two ways that position your brand in front of scholars.
Leverages ARCS NCC's university relations infrastructure and fundraising strength.
ARCS NCC has been making financial awards with zero overhead to Northern
California’s top research universities for over 50 years. This means that 100% of
your ARCS Scholar Award Fund support goes to the scholar, a distinguishing
feature of a partnerships with ARCS NCC. These relationships are especially
valuable to small and mid-sized industry partners that have limited capacity to
directly manage a scholarship award program.
Advances the innovativeness and competitiveness of the greater Bay Area and that of the United States.
Becoming an ARCS corporate partner is an investment in scholars at the critical seed stage of their research, when “most science breakthroughs happen”,
and empowering them with the flexibility to determine how to use their financial
awards, “allowing them to pursue their ideas without being tied to specific
projects.” ARCS NCC university partners use their ARCS awards to recruit and retain top
graduate students in STEM disciplines. Attracting exceptional scholars can help
attract exceptional faculty. Bringing these top emerging and established talents to
the region helps to heighten the region’s role as a global leader in science
Jeremiah Tsyporin, University of California, Santa Cruz
“As I enter the final year of my PhD, I am beginning to look for mentors to oversee my post-doctoral training. One of the significant ways I can find a mentor is through the networking opportunities offered at conferences. Without this generous support, these opportunities to share my work with the greater neuroscience community would have been impossible for me. In addition to attending conferences and connecting with neuroscientists worldwide, support from ARCS has helped ease the economic burdens associated with the cost of living in Santa Cruz. Because I don’t have to focus so heavily on dealing with basic needs, I have the freedom to spend more time and mental energy focused on research and intellectual pursuits central to a successful PhD.”
Rachelle Stark, University of California, Berkeley
“I grew up in a low-income community in San Bernardino, California where I directly saw the harsh reality of how diet contributes to many diseases (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, etc.). These preventable diseases tragically took the lives of many people in my community. For these reasons, doing research related to nutrition/metabolism is extremely important and fulfilling to me. The [ARCS Award] gives me more options for labs because I will not have to rely on the funding of the lab I choose and can instead choose a lab purely based on my research interests. The funding will also give me more time to work on the research that I find so important and fulfilling.”
Katherine Montana, San Francisco State University
“I will be pursuing my master’s degree in integrative biology at San Francisco State University and conducting my research at the California Academy of Sciences. I am thrilled to get started on my research and mentoring projects. … This combination of research activities will offer me the opportunity to build my technical lab skills, storytelling abilities, and capacity to help other students succeed in science. ... I am deeply honored to receive the [ARCS Award] and take great joy in starting graduate school. I thank you for making this possible for me. I am ready to get to work.”
Micah Swann, University of California, Davis
“I’m conducting applied limnological research on the pristine lakes of Northern Patagonia, in collaboration with Fundación Chile Lagos Limpios. This model will be used to investigate how the physics and water quality of these pristine lakes wi1l be impacted by climate change and watershed development over the course of the 21st century. In September 2019, I had my first opportunity to visit Northern Patagonia … but due to Covid-19 safety and travel restrictions, I have not had the opportunity to return to Chile. With your financial support, I will be able to return to the region in January 2022 and continue collecting data to improve the accuracy of the lake model under development.”
Julie Chang, Stanford University
“The ARCS Award will allow me to focus on my PhD studies without worrying about finances. My research focuses on understanding the physics of breast cancer cell migration using 3D hydrogels and time-lapse imaging. The PhD journey itself has been a rollercoaster and I’m excited to finally see the light at the end of the tunnel! After my PhD, I am hoping to land a role as a clinical scientist in the biotech industry in the Bay Area. In this role, I can help analyze and interpret clinical trial data to develop drugs that can cure human diseases. Thank you again for the ARCS award—funding the next generation of scientific thinkers is truly an impactful mission!”
Nicholas Elder, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
“I am grateful to earn my degree at UCSF which is world-renowned for its stem cell research. Likewise, it has been a pleasure to be supported by the ARCS Foundation and wider community. Research is a costly endeavor and being awarded this fellowship has given me the time and space to focus on impactful research while also sharing it with an interested group of donors and other scholars. The fellowship has also been a reassurance. This fall, my supervisor announced that he was leaving academia for an industry position. As I searched for a new supervisor and lab in which to complete my research, I knew that I had financial support to ease my transition.”