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FY 2018 Laboratory Directed R&D (LDRD) Proposal Schedule

Before January 1, 2017 Director issues Call for Proposals and guidance for FY 2018 LDRD to ALDs, Division Directors, and staff scientists via e-mail and TABL.
March 24, 2017 Principal investigators submit and lock FY 2018 LDRD proposals in the web-based submission system for Division processing. Associate Laboratory Directors (ALDs) initiate review processes.
March 27, 2017 ALDs begin preliminary review of all marked Lab Initiative proposals and send non-selected proposals back to the appropriate Division and Area review teams for consideration.
May 1, 2017 ALDs complete and submit rankings for Lab Initiative and Area/Divisional Priority proposals.
May 4, 2017 Presentations and Review Meetings for all FY 2018 ECD proposal finalists.
May 6, 2017 Preliminary LDRD Review Meeting schedules created and distributed.
May 15, 2017 Presentation and Review Meetings for all FY 2018 Lab Initiative proposals.
May 16, 2017 Presentation and Review Meetings for all FY 2018 Area/Divisional Priority proposals.
July 1, 2017 Director or Deputy Director notifies Associate Laboratory Directors and Division Directors of preliminary FY 2018 awards. Awards will also be announced in Today at Berkeley Lab after final allocations are made, DOE concurrence is received, and authorization to proceed is provided.