Visiting Scholars Program

The Universities Research Association, Inc. Visiting Scholars Program at Fermilab was established in 2007 as a five-year program to support visits by researchers from 88 URA member institution to work at Fermilab for periods of up to one year in areas such as high energy physics experiments, astrophysics, theory, accelerator physics, materials science, and computer science. Resources for this program are made available by the 86 URA member institutions, each of which contributes $5,000 a year.

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. Click here for more information about the Visiting Scholars Program.