UC National Laboratory Fees Research Program

Engaging UC faculty and graduate student researchers with national laboratory scientists, facilities and resources.

Program Announcement (March 28, 2023): UC Research Initiatives is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for 2024 In-Residence Graduate Fellowships. Please see the application information page for details.

The UC Laboratory Fees Research Program enhances partnerships between UC researchers and laboratory scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Awards from this program promote the development of projects and collaborations that advance the missions of the national laboratories and UC.

The Program goals and funding priorities support:

  • Collaborative research between UC faculty and laboratory scientists
  • UC graduate students in programs that promote interaction between laboratory scientists and UC graduate programs
  • Research that takes advantage of unique laboratory facilities, especially involving students
  • Research in all fields and topics aligned with the mission of the laboratories

The program is a partnership of UC Office of the President's Research and Innovation and Office of National Laboratories. Our program fact sheet and 2013 program brochure provide additional outcomes and highlights. 

Award details are available in the abstracts for current awards (pdf).