New Mexico Lab Embedded Entrepreneur (NM LEEP) Program 2022 application
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
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Application Deadline
4/26/2022 1:59:00 AM Eastern Time Zone

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 innovators:

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

Program Benefits:


Annual stipends range from $90,000 to $120,000, plus health insurance, travel reimbursement, and relocation allowance to focus on product and business development.

Interact with mentors to perfect the investor pitch and introductions to a global network of investors to accelerate funding opportunities from federal and private sources.


Testing, validation, and early product development through a two-year technical collaboration with a New Mexico national laboratory researcher(s) through a funded Cooperative Research and Development agreement (CRADA).


Business model development with an experienced network of business resources that offer expertise in market sectors specific to your technology and market opportunity.


Tailored training and curriculum covering product design & development, investor strategies, financial projections, pricing strategy, pitch development, and more.

For more information about NM LEEP Program, please visit 


Successful candidates must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizens or a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) at the time of application and through the duration of the program.
  • Received a Master or PhD in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics field or equivalent experience in technology, product, business or start-up development
  • Relocate to Northern New Mexico for at least the duration of the 2-year program. 
  • Declare affiliations of
    • Los Alamos National Laboratory, or Triad, LLC’s partner institutions: Battelle Memorial Institute, University of California, and Texas A&M University system.
    • Sandia National Laboratories, or National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (NTESS) partners institution: Federal Manufacturing and Technologies (FM&T), Northrop Grumman Corporation and its affiliates, Universities Research Association (URA) and its member institutions, Longenecker and Associates and Sandia Technical Partners (STP) and its member companies
Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: LPR or U.S. Citizen
  • Degree: Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, or Doctoral Degree.
  • Academic Level(s): Graduate Students, Postdoctoral, or Post-Master's.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Business (11 )
    • Chemistry and Materials Sciences (12 )
    • Communications and Graphics Design (6 )
    • Computer, Information, and Data Sciences (17 )
    • Earth and Geosciences (21 )
    • Engineering (27 )
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences (14 )
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (48 )
    • Mathematics and Statistics (11 )
    • Other Non-Science & Engineering (13 )
    • Physics (16 )
    • Science & Engineering-related (2 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (29 )
  • Age: Must be 18 years of age

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