The UC Laboratory Fees Research Program sponsors innovative research, fosters new collaborations between UC faculty and national laboratory scientists, and provides unique training for UC students and postdoctoral fellows. This competition cycle, the LFRP is offering two targeted funding opportunities.
The UC Multicampus-National Lab Collaborative Research and Training (UC-NL CRT) Awards in one of three key strategic areas (total anticipated investment for all funded awards in this opportunity: up to $15 million over 3 years).
Proposals in this category must focus on collaborative research and training activities in one of the following three targeted areas identified for high-impact research realized through UC-national lab synergy:
- Climate science
- National security through social sciences
UC-NL In-Residence Graduate Fellowships: (2-year awards, with a merit-based Year 3 extension option; annual fellowship amount is $60,000; fellowship includes supplemental travel funding of $5,200 per award)
UC graduate students in any area of research relevant to the national labs who meet the following criteria (detailed in the RFP) may apply for a fellowship to conduct dissertation research and receive research mentorship on-site at LANL or LLNL:
- Enrolled in one of the 10 UC campuses and advanced to candidacy at commencement of award
- Have an identified LLNL or LANL scientist to serve as a mentor and research supervisor at the lab
- Have the proposed research and training approved by their UC faculty advisor
- Must commit to devoting 80% time to the research in the proposed plan and spend a minimum of 6 months/ fellowship year in residence at the lab
The final RFP will be released March 23, 2017, with Letters of Intent due July 1, 2017. If approved, applicants may then submit their full proposals. For more information about these opportunities as well as to access the applications, visit the UC Research Initiatives website.