The NLO is here to guide you through the whole proposal and contracting process. See the process details here, along with tips on what to consider when proposing research topics for funding.
The Texas A&M University System National Laboratories Office in conjunction with Los Alamos National Laboratory has developed a multi-element program to help researchers foster collaborative ties in order to execute collaborative research projects and formalize long-term relationships where appropriate.
Did you know that faculty and researchers could have joint appointment contracts to work at either the approved Texas A&M University System department or the national lab? This title allows for visitation rights, share of resources, aid in security issues, student committee work and more!
These facilities are located at the National Laboratories and are available to researchers regardless of existing research partnerships. We encourage this opportunity to further research endeavors where facilities are not internally available. Links to facility applications are included.
Few universities have master agreements with U.S. Department of Energy national labs. Those held by The Texas A&M University System is acknowledgement of a trusted relationship with the labs and recognition that the Texas A&M System can perform at the appropriate level. These master agreements also provide a pipeline that transcends one-on-one relationships.
Texas A&M System master agreements as of December 2020 are:
- Triad National Security, LLC
- Consolidated Nuclear Security (Pantex Plant/Y‑12 National Security Complex)
- Idaho National Laboratory/Battelle Energy Alliance
- Savannah River National Laboratory
- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory/Battelle Pacific Northwest Division
- Sandia National Laboratory/National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
- Brookhaven National Laboratory (joint appointments only)
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory memorandum of understanding (agreement in progress)