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New Mexico LEEP 2023

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
Los Alamos and Albuquerque, New Mexico
Stipends to start at $80,000/year
Closing date
Mar 22, 2023

Job Details

New Mexico LEEP 2023 Apply Today!

*Applications will be reviewed after April 18, 2023*

The New Mexico Lab-Embedded Entrepreneur Program (NM-LEEP) matches entrepreneurs with seed capital, a large network of mentors, customers, and investors and the unique expertise and resources of Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos) and Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia).


What will I be doing? Every year, a cohort of entrepreneurs are recruited from around the country. For two years, you will be embedded in the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) research ecosystem, where DOE/NNSA provides funding, access to Los Alamos and Sandia national labs, and a program of intensive mentorship, tailored business development, and networking. 


We are looking for entrepreneurial technical leaders who have the drive and ability to build a transformative technology and lead a team in its development. We also aim to ensure that the initial project concept is technically sound, reasonably differentiated, and addresses a well-framed problem with potential to significantly advance the missions of our fellowship sponsors.


Our goal is simple: empower participants to mature their ideas from concept to prototype to first commercial product and identify the most suitable commercial path to launch their technology into the commercial market.


Why should I apply? The New Mexico Lab-Embedded Entrepreneur Program (NM LEEP) supports innovators addressing national security challenges. We match visionary technology innovators with seed capital, customers, investors, individualized training, and the unique and world-class expertise and resources of New Mexico’s national laboratories. With up to two years of non-dilutive funding, NM LEEP innovators have the opportunity to advance, test, and validate their technologies necessary to transition them into scalable products. NM LEEP offers fellows:


  • A two-year collaboration to advance their technology with DOE National Laboratory researchers; Customized entrepreneurial training and technology-to-market; and, Connections to networks and business resources with potential industry partners, investors, and customers.

Where will I be located? Los Alamos National Laboratory or Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico


Apply Today!  


The details:


Annual stipends range from $80,000 to $120,000, plus health insurance, travel reimbursement, and relocation allowance.


You must be a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident and completed a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree.


Program Website:


Questions? Email Please list the reference code [DOE-EERE-RPP-NMLEEP-2023] for this opportunity in the subject line of your email.



Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education 100 Orau Way, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830, United States, GovernmentAbout Oak Ridge Institute for Science and EducationThe Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a U.S. Department of Energy institute focusing on scientific initiatives to research health risks from occupational hazards, assess environmental cleanup, respond to radiation medical emergencies, and educate the next generation of scientists. ORISE administers a broad range of internships, scholarships, fellowships and research experiences. These programs are available to science and engineering students and educators at every academic level from K-12, to college students and postdocs, to university faculty members. ORISE programs include research experiences at Department of Energy national laboratories as well as other federal agencies with research facilities located across the country as well some positions outside the United States.

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