FY19 Important Dates

  • LDRD Open House
    February 28, 2019
  • FY20 proposal submission deadline
    April 15, 2019
  • LDRD internal review
    Mid May, 2019

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LDRD Contacts

Despina Milathianaki
LDRD Program Manager


Elise Poirier
Strategic Planning Coordinator

LDRD Proposals

Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals for FY19 was issued on March 9, 2018 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 April 13, 2018.

For FY19, proposals are encouraged under these particular categories:

  1. Proposals intended to enhance SLAC’s capabilities and/or research programs in alignment with our strategic plan and current initiatives.

  2. "Discovery" proposals with high scientific risk and potential.

Read more in the PDF document "FY2019 LDRD Call for Proposals" »


Proposal, Budget & Presentation Templates

Use these templates to create your proposal, budget and proposal presentation. These templates have been updated for FY19.


Proposal Template
(SLAC Login Required)


Proposal Budget Template (Financial Analysts & Business Managers Only)


Proposal Presentation Template
(SLAC Login Required)


Budget Instructions

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.

Upload Proposal

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.

Upload LDRD proposal (SLAC business offices and LDRD administration only)  

  1. Under Submitted Proposals, click the folder to which you want to add a document.
    Note: The folders are permission controlled.
  2. Click Add document.
  3. Click the Browse button to select a file to upload from your computer. Once finished, click Ok to move to the next screen.
  4. 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.
  5. Click Save to submit your document.