DOE Visiting Faculty Program (VFP)—formerly the FaST Program
The Visiting Faculty Program (VFP), formerly called Faculty and Student Teams (FaST), seeks to increase the research competitiveness of faculty members and their students at institutions historically underrepresented in the research community in order to expand the workforce vital to the Department of Energy (DOE) mission areas. As part of the program, selected university/college faculty members collaborate with DOE laboratory research staff on a research project of mutual interest. Faculty member participants may invite up to two students (one of which may be a graduate student) to participate in the research project.
The faculty member is responsible for selecting the students who participate on the research team. The students must also complete the application process for program participation. Student applicants will receive access to the VFP application system upon being invited by the applying faculty member. Students cannot apply to the VFP through the SULI application system.
Late May to late August (start and end dates are negotiable).
For eligibility requirements for Faculty, Undergraduate Student and Graduate Students, please see Eligibility for the Visiting Faculty Program.
- Partipating faculty will receive a 10-week stipend of $13,000, a maximum travel allowance of $500, a housing allowance of $1,500 and a rental car allowance, contingent upon funding.
- Participating undergraduates will receive a 10-week stipend of $5,000, a maximum travel allowance of $500, and a housing allowance of $1,500.
- Participating graduate students are expected to be supported by their home institutions consistent with their graduate appointment. The VFP will provide a maximum travel allowance of $500, and a housing allowance of $1,500 only, no additional stipend.
Multi-bedroom suites, studio and one-bedroom apartments are available on-site at the Guest House at PNNL. Off-campus housing information is available.
January 10, 2014
For more information please contact Elaine King