|October 16, 2017
||New LDRD project kick-off meeting
||Lead investigators, financial analysts and business managers meet with LDRD team for an overview and Q&A of LDRD guidelines.
||New LDRD meetup
||Lead investigators on new projects meet with LDRD program manager to discuss research plan.
||Call for FY19 LDRD Proposals
||The Lab Director issues call for FY19 proposals.
|March 2018 (date to be announced)
||LDRD program fair
||Talks and posters on LDRD projects
|April 2018 (date to be announced)
||New FY19 LDRD proposal submission deadline
||New proposals including budget documents submitted to the LDRD program.
||LDRD External Review
||New LDRD proposals distributed for technical peer review.
|May 2018 (date to be announced)
||LDRD Internal Review
||Lead investigarors defend projects within panels of SLAC/Stanford U. reviewers.
||Review of continuing LDRD projects
||Meetings with ALDs to discuss progress of ongoing LDRD projects.
||New LDRD project rankings
||Director, Science Council and Senior Management Team discuss and prioritize projects.
|End of August 2018
||Notification of LDRD awards
||The Lab Director selects and notifies new LDRD awardees, as well as approved ongoing LDRD projects of their approved FY19 budgets.