The Early Career Enrichment Program (ECEP) expands the Lab’s early career researchers’ awareness of the diversity of science, engineering, and operations at LBNL and helps them develop meaningful connections with the Lab’s leadership, staff and each other. The goal of ECEP is to invest its participants with a shared vision of the Lab, its missions and capabilities to prepare them for a successful career at LBNL.

ECEP launched in 2018 and was based on the DOE’s Oppenheimer Science and Energy Leadership Program, which competitively draws emerging leaders from national laboratories and universities to visit the 17 DOE National Laboratories over 9 months, learning about the labs and the broader scientific, policy, and energy ecosystem within which the Labs operate.

ECEP is now in it's third cohort. The ECEP cohort includes the Lab's Early Career Awardees and Area nominees across Berkeley Lab's six scientific research areas. Visit the Early Career Research Program (ECRP) Website and LDRD Website to learn more about these programs.