UC National Laboratory Fees Research Program: 2023 UC-National Laboratory In-Residence Graduate Fellowship

The information below is from the 2023 request for proposals. Please see the opportunity website for updated information. 

The UC Laboratory Fees Research Program enhances partnerships between UC researchers and laboratory scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Awards from this program promote the development of projects and collaborations that advance the missions of the national laboratories and UC. The UC Laboratory Fees Research Program is offering a competitive Fellowship award that provides up to three years of support for Ph.D. candidates who wish to conduct thesis research on-site at LANL or LLNL.

2023 UC-National Laboratory In-Residence Graduate Fellowships Requests for Proposals: 

  • UC-National Lab In-Residence Graduate Fellowships (UC-NL GF): These Fellowships support doctoral graduate students to conduct in-residence dissertation research at Los Alamos or Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in any area relevant to the labs. UC Research Initiatives (UCRI) is planning a Program Information webinar, featuring current fellows and national laboratory liaisons, in late-April to provide interested applicants with more information about the program. Please visit their website for webinar times and call-in information.

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Award Amount and Details

Award Details

The UC-National Lab Graduate Fellowship provides the following support:

  • An annual award of $62,000 for two years, with the possibility of an extension for a third year.
  • A $5,200 travel allowance (total for the Fellowship period) to support project-related travel.
  • An indirect cost reimbursement of up to 8% (total direct cost basis) to the student’s home UC campus

Fellowship funds may be used for stipends, UC tuition and fees, and other dissertation-related expenses consistent with the proposed research. See the FAQs for general guidance on UC tuition and fees for students advanced to candidacy.

Deadlines and Date Information

Due Date

Key Dates 

  • Final RFP release: Wednesday, March 30, 2022
  • Applicant webinars: Thursday, April 28, 3-4 pm Pacific Time and Friday, April 29, 10-11 am Pacific Time
  • Letters of Intent (LOI) due: Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 12:00 noon Pacific Time
  • Notification of LOI outcome decision: Monday, June 20, 2022
  • Full proposals due: Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 12:00 noon Pacific Time 
  • Notification of review outcome: Thursday, December 15, 2022 (expected)
  • Graduate Fellowship start date: April 1, 2023

Eligibility Information

Who's Eligible
Postdoctoral Scholars
Eligibility Details

See RFP on program's website for eligibility and exclusion details.

Information Source
Information identified by Office of Research & Creative Activities staff

Administering Unit
University of California
Funding Type
March 30, 2022
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