Want a two-year, paid in-residence fellowship to do research at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) or Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)? Work with your faculty member to submit a letter of intent by the May 31 deadline. For more information, check out the program website and attend their next informational webinar on April 10.

By Noreen Balos, Funding Peer
Saturday, April 7th, 2018 - 3:15pm


The University of California (UC) Laboratory Fees Research Program is leveraging its relationship with national laboratories 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 Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) or Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) .

UC graduate students who have advanced to candidacy are eligible for the two-year in-residence Fellowship; successful applicants who wish to extend their Fellowship for a third year may request an extension based on progress and merit review. Fellows must be advanced to candidacy at the beginning of the award, must devote at least 80% time to the proposed research, and must be in-residence at least 6 months at the national lab during each year of the Fellowship term. The award will be administered by the student's home UC campus and the student will be the grantee of record.

The UC-National Lab Graduate Fellowship provides the following support:
• An annual award of $60,000 for two years, with the possibility of an extension for a third year
• An additional $5,200 (total for the Fellowship period) to support project-related travel
• An indirect cost reimbursement of up to 8% (total direct cost basis) to the student's home UC campus

Fellowship funds may be used for stipends, UC tuition and fees, and other dissertation-related expenses consistent with the proposed research. See the FAQs for general guidance on UC tuition and fees for students advanced to candidacy.

Letter of Intent is due May 31, 2018 at 12:00 noon Pacific Time
Full Proposal is due is Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 12:00 noon Pacific Time

Program Website
Program Information Webinar Schedule (next webinar is on April 10)
2019 UC NLGF Information Packet