UC-National Lab In-Residence Graduate Fellowships

Supporting UC graduate student training at the national laboratories

The University of California, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have a close, long-standing and strategically important collaborative relationship that offers graduate students unique research, training, and career development opportunities. The UC National Laboratory Fees Research Program is leveraging that relationship by 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.

How to Apply

Full program details are available in the 2025 UC-NL Graduate Fellowship Request for Proposals (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 30, 2024 at 12:00 noon Pacific Time
  • Notification of LOI outcome decision: Friday, June 14, 2024
  • Full proposals due: Thursday, September 5, 2024 at 12:00 noon Pacific Time
  • Notification of review outcome: December 13, 2024 (expected)
  • Graduate Fellowship start date: April 1, 2025

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

Program Information Webinar

This webinar features current fellows who will share their experiences, and lab liaisons who will share their view of the program. Each webinar ends with a chance to ask questions.

The webinars were held on April 22, 2024 and April 25, 2024. The slides are now available: Applicant webinar slides (pdf).