The URA Visiting Scholars Program (VSP) was established in 2007 to support the work of faculty and students from the Universities Research Association, Inc. (URA) institutions to work at Fermilab for periods of up to one year. The URA Visiting Scholars Program is supported by contributions from the URA-member universities.
Visits can range from attendance at Fermilab conferences and summer schools to year-long stays at the Lab. Proposals may be submitted twice a year, in February and August. Support provided by the program may include the following: travel and local lodging expenses during a series of short visits OR salary support and round trip travel expenses for an extended visit.
Because these funds are provided by URA and come solely from contributions by URA member universities, the visitor’s home institution must agree to waive indirect costs, tuition, fees, and other administrative expenses.
URA Visiting Scholars Program Deadline: Feb. 27, 2023