Supporting collaborations between the University of California and National Laboratories

The UC Multicampus-National Lab Collaborative Research and Training Award advances genuine engagement among faculty, laboratory scientists and students from multiple disciplines across UC campuses and Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories. Research partnerships support cutting edge and collaborative approaches that generate new knowledge and take advantage of the unique capacities and facilities available through the collaborating institutions; provide meaningful training and research engagement for UC students, and post-doctoral scholars; and enhance UC’s system-wide competitiveness for extramural support in research areas of strategic importance to UC and the national labs.

Proposals must focus on collaborative research and training activities in target areas identified by the Request for Proposals. 

Target area for the 2025 award cycle:

  • Research Advancing Microelectronics
The workshop report from the 2024 LFRP Workshop on Research Advancing Microelectronics highlights some priorities for consideration in which UC-national lab collaborations can leverage the complementary strengths of UC and the national labs and advance the field; applicants are encouraged to refer to this report, regardless of attendance at the workshop.

How To Apply

Full program details are available in the 2025 Targeted UC Multicampus-National Laboratory Collaborative Research and Training Awards (RFP), which includes instructions to submit the required Letter of Intent and FAQs.

Key Dates
  • RFP release: Tuesday, April 2, 2024
  • Letters of Intent (LOI) due: Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 12:00 noon Pacific Time
  • Notification of LOI outcome decision: Thursday, June 6, 2024
  • Full proposals due: Thursday, August 1, 2024 at 12:00 noon Pacific Time
  • Notification of review outcome: Wednesday, December 4, 2024 (expected)
  • Award start date: March 1, 2025

For additional program information or guidance, please contact UCRI@ucop.edu.

Applicant Webinar

The webinar was held on April 16, 2024. The slides are now available: Applicant webinar slides (pdf).