To be eligible for the fellowship, applicants must either be in the process of completing their Ph.D. (within one year and employment may not start until Ph.D. requirements have been verified), or have received their Ph.D. degree within five years of being hired as a Lawrence Fellow.
Although US citizenship is not required for application, candidates should be well versed on their current visa status (if any), and be prepared to provide this information should they be selected as a potential fellow.
(Please read through this section before continuing on to the application)
Between August 1 and October 1 a link will appear below that takes you to the job posting for the Lawrence Fellowship where you can officially apply for the position. Before you do this, please read through this section so that you are aware of the information you will be required to provide and the process by which it is collected.
Initial submission of your application requires only personal information and should be completed at your earliest convenience. Within 24 hours of initiating the application, you will receive an acknowledgement via email. This email will provide instructions for accessing and updating your application file. This email will also request that these additional items be added to your application file:
These updates must be completed by October 1st in order to receive full consideration.
Upon submission of your referee names, a request for recommendation letters will be automatically generated and sent via email to the references with instructions for submitting their letters. These letters are a critical part of the committee's evaluation of applications. We highly recommend that you contact these references prior to submitting your application to confirm their availability to provide us with a letter on your behalf. Application packages that do not include all reference letters by the deadline will not receive full consideration.
Click here to view an example of an Interest Statement submitted by a previous applicant who was awarded the Lawrence Fellowship.
|Reference letter deadline|
|Committee reviews candidates (Please note: the committee goes through several reviews during this time to identify a short list of finalists for interviews.)|
|Final committee deliberations and recommendation to Deputy Director for Science & Technology (DDST)|
|Selected candidates notified|
When writing your Interest Statement, it is important to be succinct (no more than 6 pages) and to use good English. Remember to include a title. The committee that will be reviewing your statement is composed of scientists from many different disciplines. Your statement should have an introduction that would be understandable to a broad audience, but should also include enough details to satisfy the experts. Most essential is a description of why this research is important, what are the advantages of carrying out this research at LLNL, and a description of how this research will be carried out at LLNL. Explore the LLNL web sites provided on the Description page to help you with writing this part of your statement.