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FY 2022 Laboratory Directed R&D (LDRD) Proposal Schedule

Before January 1, 2021 Director issues Call for Proposals and guidance for FY 2022 LDRD to ALDs, Division Directors, and staff scientists via e-mail and Elements.
March 22, 2021 Principal investigators submit and lock FY 2022 LDRD proposals in the web-based submission system for Division processing. Associate Laboratory Directors (ALDs) initiate review processes of all proposals from their Area.
April 12, 2021 ALDs identify proposals selected for Early Career Development track review.
May 10, 2021 Presentation and Review Meetings for FY 2022 ECD, Lab-wide Initiative, and Area/Divisional Priority proposals.
May 11, 2021 Presentation and Review Meetings for FY 2022 Area/Divisional Priority proposals.
July 1, 2021 Director or Deputy Director for Research notifies ALDs and Division Directors of preliminary FY 2022 awards.
September 1, 2021 LDRD Office notifies successfully awarded FY 2022 PIs. Project concurrence requests are provided to DOE-Bay Area Site Office (BASO).
October 1, 2021 DOE project concurrence is provided, and LDRD projects begin work.
December 13, 2021 Awards announced in Elements after final allocations are made.