Call for applications: URA Visiting Scholars Program

Universities Research Association, Inc. (URA) has announced a deadline of August 19 for the submission of applications for the fall 2011 cycle of awards in the URA Visiting Scholars Program at Fermilab. Award recipients will be notified at the end of September.

These awards provide financial support for faculty and students from URA’s 86 member universities to work at Fermilab for periods of up to one year. URA makes two rounds of awards each year, in the spring and fall. The application deadline for the spring 2012 cycle is on February 17 of next year. Successful applicants will be notified at the end of March 2012.

Proposals may range from attendance at conferences or summer schools to year-long research stays. Support from this program can include transportation costs, local lodging expenses during a series of shorter visits or salary support during a longer visit. Individual awardees may receive up to a maximum of $50,000 in any 12-month period. URA has made a total of 120 awards since the beginning of 2008, including 16 awards conferred in March 2011.

The program is a corporate commitment to Fermilab made by URA under the FRA contract with the Department of Energy. The 86 URA-member universities each contribute $5,000 a year for five years in support of joint Fermilab-URA research and education initiatives.

For details on the URA Visiting Scholars at Fermilab Program, including eligibility, application procedure, award administration and names of award recipients, visit the URA Visiting Scholars website.