FY24 Call for Proposals

The SLAC LDRD Call for Proposals for FY24 was announced by the interim SLAC Lab Director Stephen Streiffer and interim Director of the Office of Strategic Planning Robert Schoenlein on February 17, 2023.

Lead Investigators submit letters of intent (LOIs) to the LDRD program through the online form by March 20, 2023. In late March-early April, Lead Investigators of approved LOIs will be invited to submit full proposals.

Deadlines to submit proposals to ALDs are determined within each Directorate. Directorates submit proposals to the LDRD Program by May 2, 2023.


FY24 LDRD Call for Proposals

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Application Process

To facilitate the initial selection and feedback within the directorates, initial letters of intent (LOIs) are required. LOIs must be submitted through the online form.

LOI form (closed)

Lead Investigators create project proposals with an annually updated proposal template. Supplemental guidance for the proposal template is also made available during the proposal preparation period. 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 below.

Finance contacts

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All proposals must be submitted as a PDF file via upload to an LDRD proposals folder hosted by the Office of Strategic Planning. The upload folder can be accessed by the SLAC Business Managers and LDRD administration only. Business Managers, please reach out to LDRD administration to authorize delegates. The proposal upload folder is only accessible during the submission window between the LOI deadline and the proposal deadline.

Proposal upload folder (closed)

  1. From LDRD Proposals, 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.