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FY 2019 Laboratory Directed R&D (LDRD) Proposal Schedule

Before January 1, 2018 Director issues Call for Proposals and guidance for FY 2019 LDRD to ALDs, Division Directors, and staff scientists via e-mail and TABL.
March 23, 2018 Principal investigators submit and lock FY 2019 LDRD proposals in the web-based submission system for Division processing. Associate Laboratory Directors (ALDs) initiate review processes.
March 26, 2018 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 16, 2018 ALDs identify proposals selected for Early Career Development track review.
April 23, 2018 Lab Initiative Leads and ALDs complete and submit rankings for Lab Initiative and Area/Divisional Priority proposals.
April 30, 2018 Preliminary LDRD Review Meeting schedules created and distributed.
May 7, 2018 Presentation and Review Meetings for all FY 2019 ECD and Lab Initiative proposals.
May 8, 2018 Presentation and Review Meetings for all FY 2019 Area/Divisional Priority proposals.
July 1, 2018 Director or Deputy Director notifies Associate Laboratory Directors and Division Directors of preliminary FY 2019 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.