The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has announced the 2019-2020 call for their Livermore Graduate Scholar Program (LGSP). This is a competitive program that awards 3 years of funding to PhD students (details below). LGSP appointments have traditionally been made to students of physics, astrophysics, laser science, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, computer science, biology, genetics and biotechnology, materials science, and related disciplines. LLNL has their own “DSI” (Data Science Institute) and is interested in supporting and building capacity in data science.


The Livermore Graduate Scholar Program (LGSP) and its predecessor programs have played a critical role for many years in helping to recruit new scientific and engineering talent to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Top PhD students are granted appointments of up to three years, with a 4th year approved on a case by case basis, to conduct research of interest to the Laboratory while completing their thesis. Students are expected to spend a minimum of 50% of the calendar year at LLNL (scheduling is flexible). LGSP students receive a highly competitive salary ($42,000 annually), and tuition and fees are covered up to $19,000 per year. Final Scholar selections are made on a competitive basis. There are typically 20-30 students in the program year-round.

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Who Can Apply?
Students must be full-time graduate students pursuing a PhD and are expected to have completed the majority of their graduate coursework and have successfully passed any required comprehensive examinations. They must have a thesis advisor and an identified LLNL technical supervisor. Non-technical or non-traditional proposals may be considered if a suitable LLNL mentor/supervisor can be identified. More details regarding who may apply:

How to Apply

Submit materials here:

Applications are due by July 19, 2019. Letters of reference are due by August 2, 2019.

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