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Visiting Faculty Program

U.S Department of Energy

Designed for full-time faculty members from institutions historically marginalized in STEM research, the Visiting Faculty Program (VFP) is your opportunity to enhance your research competitiveness and the innovative STEM learning you bring to students through a funded collaborative experience with a Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory. For a list of Visiting Faculty Program (VFP) participants, please click here. VFP Focuses and Tracks Customize your experience in VFP by choosing one of two tracks: (1) VFP Research Collaboration or (2) the VFP Teaching Initiative Track (available for returning VFP participants). The VFP Research Collaboration track is specifically designed to help you increase your research competitiveness and elevate your students’ learning and research. You are not required to have previously collaborated with the DOE national laboratories to be considered for the research collaboration track. The VFP Teaching Initiative track invigorates your STEM teaching through research collaboration with DOE national laboratories. This track enables you to develop innovative ideas for course content, certificate programs, seminars, modules, and learning resources to foster the connection between your STEM curriculum and career opportunities in key DOE science and technology mission areas for your students. To be considered for the Teaching Initiative track, you must have previously participated in VFP (formerly called Faculty and Student Teams). In both tracks, you’ll team with DOE scientists and engineers at one of the 15 participating DOE national laboratories to advance scientific impact and discovery through a research project of mutual interest.

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