URA Visiting Scholars Program at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

Funding Agency:
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

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. 26, 2024

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Individual proposals may be submitted by researchers who are faculty, postdocs, or graduate students at URA-member universities doing research in areas such as high energy physics experiments, astrophysics, theory, accelerator physics, materials science, and computer science, related to the Fermilab mission. Applicants must be employed by or, in the case of graduate students, enrolled at URA member institutions during the course of the award.


Proposals may be submitted for an individual award or, in limited circumstances, researchers in residence at Fermilab may submit a proposal for a laboratory- sponsored group activity (e.g., conferences, workshops, summer schools). Specific application requirements for the two types of proposals are described in the Application Proposal Requirements section.



Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students
Junior Faculty
Post Doctoral Fellows


Engineering and Physical Sciences

External Deadline

February 26, 2024