U.S. Department of Energy Seeking Applicants for the Visiting Faculty Program (VFP)

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Miércoles, 5 octubre 2022

Applications for the Visiting Faculty Program (VFP) are now open for the 2023 Spring Term. This is the first time VFP is being offered for the Spring Term. Applications are due October 5, 2022 at 5:00 PM ET. 

Apply at https://science.osti.gov/wdts/vfp/How-to-Apply  

Are you a faculty member in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) and interested in advancing your research through access to resources at the Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories? 

Are you interested in collaborating with scientists and engineers at the DOE national laboratories in your area of expertise?

Then the Visiting Faculty Program (VFP) is for you.  As a VFP participant, you’ll gain access to instrumentation and technologies not available in academia or industry and will build your professional network while collaborating on a jointly-developed project with a laboratory scientist or engineer.  

VFP is sponsored and managed by the Department of Energy (DOE) / Office of Science’s Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) program in collaboration with 17 DOE national laboratories and facilities across the U.S. 


  • Faculty applicants must have full-time positions at an accredited, degree-granting postsecondary institution of higher education in the U.S.  Community college faculty are eligible to apply. 
  • The faculty member’s institution must not be categorized as either “Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity” or “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” as reported in the 2018 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, unless the applicant is a faculty member at any Historically Black College or University (HBCU).  That is, full-time faculty members at HBCUs are eligible to apply as long as they meet all other eligibility requirements. 
  • Faculty applicants must work in an area of physics, chemistry, biology (non-medical), engineering, environmental sciences, geology or geosciences, mathematics, materials sciences, or computer or computational sciences. 
  • During non-summer terms, the program will focus on faculty participants only. Students cannot be invited during non-summer terms. Students are eligible to participate in the VFP program during the Summer Term only. 


  • 10-week stipend of $15,000 for faculty during the program period. 
  • Up to $15,000 for teaching or course buyout at the faculty’s home institution. 
  • Round-trip travel reimbursement. 
  • Housing information will be provided prior to arrival at the host laboratory.  


  • Ames, Iowa 
  • Lemont, Illinois 
  • Upton, NY 
  • Batavia, IL 
  • Idaho Falls, IA 
  • Berkeley, CA 
  • Livermore, CA 
  • Los Alamos, NM 
  • Golden, CO 
  • Oak Ridge, TN 
  • Richland, WA 
  • Princeton, NJ 
  • Albuquerque, NM 
  • Jackson, SC 
  • Menlo Park, CA 

For more information about VFP, visit https://science.osti.gov/wdts/vfp.



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