The University of California is offering a new research opportunity funded by a portion of the management fees that may be awarded to the University for the management of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory based on an annual performance evaluation process included in each of the two management contracts. The Regents of the University have directed that this net fee income, anticipated to be approximately $20 million per year, be allocated to research that is related to the missions of the laboratories and emphasizes collaborations between University faculty, staff, and students and the research staff of the laboratories. Proposals may be for awards of $20,000 to $2 million per year for one to three years.
Update (6/19/2008): The deadline for letters of intent is now June 27, 2008 (originally June 20, 2008). Final proposals are due August 4, 2008. See http://www.ucop.edu/UC-Lab-Research for the Request for Proposals, Frequently Asked Questions, and additional information.