Call for Proposals
The Call for Proposals for FY18 was issued on February 8, 2017 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 March 24, 2017.
For FY18, proposals are encouraged under these particular categories:
Proposals intended to enhance SLAC’s capabilities and/or research programs in alignment with our strategic plan and current initiatives.
"Discovery" proposals with high scientific risk and potential.
Proposal, Budget & Presentation Templates
Use these templates to create your proposal, budget and proposal presentation. These templates have been updated for FY18.
For proposal budget preparation, lead investigators must contact the directorate’s business office. A list of finance contacts is provided here:
Please name your budget file using the following convention: DirectorateNameShort_Budget_FYXX_LeadInvestigatorName_ProposalNameShort
Budgets should be saved as Excel files and uploaded together with the proposals by the directorate's budget office using the "Upload LDRD proposal" button below.
A summary table of the proposal budget needs to be appended in each proposal within the Budget Explanation section. Please note that proposals in category 2 must not exceed $180K per year.
All proposals (in Word format) and proposal budgets (in Excel format) must be uploaded via the LDRD SharePoint site. The LDRD SharePoint site can be accessed by the SLAC business offices and LDRD administration only.
- Under Submitted Proposals, click the folder to which you want to add a document.
Note: The folders are permission controlled.
- Click Add document.
- Click the Browse button to select a file to upload from your computer. Once finished, click Ok to move to the next screen.
- Fill in the Lead Scientist, Business Manager, and Financial Analyst fields to allow file access to those people. Use the Other Scientist fields for any additional contributors.
Note: The Lead Scientist on all proposals MUST be SLAC staff or have a SLAC affiliation.
- Click Save to submit your document.