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 2022

  • Applications Open: April 4, 2022
  • Informational Webinar: TBA April, 2022
  • Application Close: May 20, 2022

The Selection Process 2021

  • May 21: Applications Closed. Applicants who were selected to proceed to the virtual interview were notified by June 23, 2021.
  • June 28-July 1: Virtual Interviews. Applicants are interviewed by a panel of staff, advisors and subject matter experts. Semi-finalists will be notified by July 2, 2021.
  • July 19-23: Alignment Workshop/Semi-Finals. Selected applicants are paired with Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers to determine synergy for collaboration.
  • August 30-31: Final presentations. Finalists present to the New Mexico LEEP Strategic Leadership Council and other reviewers for final selection of the New Mexico LEEP Fellows.
  • Fall– New Mexico LEEP cohort announced.
  • Winter – New Mexico LEEP Fellows onboard in northern New Mexico.


Applications Open April 4, 2022


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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