Mission and Vision
The UC Berkeley Center for the Science of Psychedelics (BCSP) is an academic center focused on psychedelic research, training, and public education. Founded in September of 2020, the center is overseen by a multidisciplinary group of UC Berkeley faculty and entirely funded through the generosity of donors. We are honored to acknowledge the support of:
- The Steve and Alex Cohen Foundation
- David Fialkow
- Tim Ferriss
- Christiana and Kimbal Musk
- Blake Mycoskie/The Say Something That Matters Foundation
- Joe and Sandy Samberg
- Dick Simon
- Evolve Ventures and Foundation
We are administratively housed within the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute and our faculty brings together researchers from across UC Berkeley.
Together, BCSP works to improve health and well-being for all through culturally informed psychedelic research; psychedelic facilitation training for religious, spiritual-care, and health-care professionals; and accessible, accurate, and reliable public education.