FY21 Important Dates

  • FY22 call for proposals
    March 12, 2021
  • FY22 proposal deadline
    May 3, 2021
  • FY21 mid-year reports due
    May 3, 2021

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LDRD Contacts

Elise Poirier

Strategic Planning Coordinator

LDRD Proposals

FY22 Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals for FY22 was announced on March 12, 2021 from the SLAC Director Chi-Chang Kao.

Deadlines to submit proposals to ALDs are determined within each Directorate. Directorates submit proposals to the LDRD Program by May 3, 2021.

Please see the FY22 call for proposals PDF document "FY2022 LDRDCall 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 (requires SLAC login)


Proposal Budget (see instructions below)


Presentation Template (TBA)


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 or as a PDF file via the LDRD section of the Office of Strategic Planning SharePoint site. The LDRD-OSP SharePoint site 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 windown between the call for proposals and the deadline.

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

  1. From FY22 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 FY22 LDRD Proposal