FY20 Important Dates

  • Open House
    February 27, 2020
  • FY21 call for proposals
    Q2 2020
  • Proposals due
    April 10, 2020

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LDRD Contacts

Despina Milathianaki
LDRD Program Manager


Elise Poirier
Strategic Planning Coordinator

LDRD Proposals

FY20 Call for Proposals


The Call for Proposals for FY20 was issued on March 15, 2019 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 12, 2019.

For more information, please see the PDF document "FY2020 LDRD Call for Proposals"

The FY21 call for proposals is expected to be issued in Q2 2020.


Proposal, Budget & Presentation Templates

Use these templates to create your proposal, budget and proposal presentation. These templates have been updated for FY20.


Proposal Template
(SLAC Login Required)


Proposal Budget Template

(see instructions below)


Proposal Presentation Template
(SLAC Login Required)


Budget Instructions

For proposal budget preparation, lead investigators must contact the directorate’s business office. The directorate's business office has the correct budget template. 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.


Upload Proposal

All proposals (in Word format) and proposal budgets (in Excel format) must be uploaded 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. Under FY20 LDRD Proposal Submissions, 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 FY20 LDRD Proposal