Application & Selection Overview

What You’ll Need

  • An application or product idea that fits into one or more of our 4 technology areas: advanced materials, AI & advanced computing, biotechnology or space systems.
  • An initial identification that Los Alamos National Laboratory has expertise to support your technology development.
  • Intention to transition your technology into a product.
  • Early customer discovery and interest in your solution.
  • Ability to commit to the NM LEEP program for two years.
  • Relocate to New Mexico for at least the program duration.

Program Eligibility

  • The following eligibility requirements must be met to apply. NM LEEP Innovator Fellows must:
    • Be a US Citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident at the time of application and throughout the duration of the program.
    • Relocate to Northern New Mexico for the duration of the program.
    • Declare affiliations of Triad, LLC’s partner institutions: Battelle Memorial Institute, University of California, and Texas A&M University system.

Application Dates

  • Applications Open: April 6, 2021
  • Informational Webinar: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 3:00-4:00pm (MDT)
  • Application Close: May 21, 2021

The Selection Process

  • May 21: Application Close. Applicants who are selected to proceed to the virtual interview will be notified by June 23, 2021.
  • June 21-30: Virtual Interviews. Applicants are interviewed by a panel of staff, advisors and subject matter experts. Semi-finalists will be notified by June 30, 2021.
  • July 19-23: Alignment Workshop/Semi-Finals. Selected applicants are paired with Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers to determine synergy for collaboration.
  • August 23-27: Final presentations. Finalists present to the New Mexico LEEP Strategic Leadership Council and other reviewers for final selection of the New Mexico LEEP Fellows.
  • September 17– New Mexico LEEP cohort announced.
  • November 2021 – New Mexico LEEP Fellows onboard in northern New Mexico.



New Mexico LEEP Informational Webinar was hosted on Tuesday, April 27. Click here to view the webinar [+]. The webinar covered:

  • The mission of the program – including the types of technology, products and applications that best fit within the program;
  • Working with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) – the capabilities, expertise, and resources innovators can tap and key things you need to know about working with the LANL;
  • The components of the two year program and what it covers;
  • The application and selection process;
  • Living and working in northern New Mexico.

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