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The University of California is pleased to announce a funding opportunity in the Laboratory Fees Research Program.

The UC-National Lab In-Residence Graduate Fellowships provide support for doctoral graduate students to conduct in-residence research at Los Alamos or Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories in any area relevant to the labs.



  • Program info-session: This webinar will feature current Fellows who will share their experiences, and lab liaisons who will share their view of the program. The session will end with a chance to ask questions.
    • Friday, April 17, 2020 at 12:00 noon PT. Registration is closed.

  • Application teleconference: This session will cover application requirements and guidance on submitting the Letter of Intent. Attendance is strongly recommended for applicants, but not required.

Key Dates:

  • We understand that the UC community is operating under extraordinary conditions, and we are continuing to monitor COVID-related impacts on campuses and the national labs. Please check this website regularly for potential changes to deadlines.
  • Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 12:00 noon PT: Deadline to submit a Letter of Intent. These are required and must be submitted through SmartSimple.
  • *UPDATED Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 12:00 noon PT: Given wildfire- and pandemic-related disruptions to campus operations, the deadline to submit full proposals has been extended.
  • Tuesday, December 8, 2020: Expected notification of review outcome.
  • Monday, April 1, 2021: Fellowship start date.

For additional program information or guidance, please contact