University Collaborations

Of 69 LDRD projects funded in FY 2014, more than half (40 projects) involve university collaborators.  These projects supported nine undergraduate students, 11 master's degree candidates, 24 doctoral candidates, and seven post-doctoral researchers.  Collaborations between university and national laboratory researchers foster creativity and opportunities for academic scientists to help find solutions to national challenges.  Such collaborations also support DOE objectives for nurturing the next generation of scientists and engineers.