Call for applications: URA Visiting Scholars Program

Universities Research Association Inc. has announced a deadline of Feb. 24 to submit of applications for the spring 2014 cycle of awards in the URA Visiting Scholars Program at Fermilab. Award recipients will be notified at the end of March.

These awards provide financial support for faculty and students from URA’s 88 member universities to work at Fermilab for periods of up to one year. URA makes two rounds of awards each year, one in the spring and fall. The application deadline for the fall 2014 cycle is Aug. 25.

Proposed visits can range from attendance at conferences or summer schools held at Fermilab to year-long research stays. Support from this program can include transportation costs and 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.

The program is sponsored by URA. The 88 URA-member universities each have agreed to 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 Program at Fermilab, including eligibility, application process, award administration and the names of past award recipients, visit the URA Visiting Scholars Program website.