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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. Read more about how to apply on the University of California Research Initiatives website.


  • Full program details are available in the Fellowship Request for Proposals (RFP).
  • The RFP includes instructions to submit the required Letter of Intent and FAQs.


  • 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.
  • 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.
    • Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 12:00 noon PT. Please register here.

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.
  • Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 12:00 noon PT: Deadline to submit full proposals.
  • Tuesday, December 8, 2020: Expected notification of review outcome.
  • Monday, April 1, 2021: Fellowship start date.

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