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FY 2016 Laboratory Directed R&D (LDRD) Proposal Schedule

January 8, 2015 Director issues Call for Proposals and guidance for FY 2016 LDRD to ALDs, Division Directors, and staff scientists via e-mail and TABL.
March 30, 2015 Principal investigators submit and lock FY 2016 LDRD proposals in the web-based submission system for Division processing. Associate Laboratory Directors (ALDs) initiate review processes.
April 6, 2015 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.
April 27, 2015 ALDs complete reviews and rankings for “Area Priority” proposals.
April 27, 2015 ALDs finalize their reviews and recommendations for the “Lab-Initiative” proposals.
May 11, 2015 Presentation and Review Meetings for all FY 2016 “Lab-Initiative” proposals.
May 12,  2015 Presentation and Review Meetings for all FY 2016 “Area Priority” proposals.
July 1, 2015 Director or Deputy Director notifies Associate Laboratory Directors and Division Directors of preliminary FY 2016 awards. Awards will also be announced after the start of the fiscal year in Today at Berkeley Lab after final allocations are made, DOE concurrence is received, and authorization to proceed is provided.