FY21 Important Dates

  • New project meetings for Lead Investigators
    October 14 and 22, 2020
  • FY20 annual reports due
    October 16, 2020
  • LDRD proposal best practices workshop
    December 4, 2020

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LDRD Contacts

Despina Milathianaki
LDRD Program Manager


Elise Poirier
Strategic Planning Coordinator

LDRD Proposals

FY21 Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals for FY21 was issued on March 17, 2020 from the SLAC Director Chi-Chang Kao.

Deadlines to submit proposals to ALDs is determined within each Directorate. Directorates submit proposals to the LDRD Program by May 1, 2020.

For the FY21 call for proposals, please see the PDF document "FY2021 LDRD Call for Proposals"


Proposal Template, Budget, Presentation Template

Use these templates to create your project proposal, budget, and presentation. Presentation guidance will be issued in May.


Proposal Template (now closed)


Proposal Budget (see instructions below)


Presentation Template (now closed)


Budget Instructions

For proposal budget preparation, Lead Investigators must contact the directorate’s business office. The directorate's business office has the budgeting instructions. A list of finance contacts is provided here:

Upload Proposal

All proposals must be uploaded as an MS Word file via the LDRD section of the new Office of Strategic Planning SharePoint site. The LDRD-OSP SharePoint site can be accessed by the SLAC Business Managers and LDRD administration only. The proposal upload folder is only accessible during the submission windown between the call for proposals and the deadline.

Upload LDRD proposal (SLAC Business Managers and LDRD administration only)

  1. From FY21 LDRD Proposal, click the directorate folder to which you want to add a document.
  2. Click Upload to upload the proposal materials, or drag-and-drop materials into the directorate folder.


 Upload FY21 LDRD Proposal (now closed)