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BLUFF(Berkeley Lab Undergraduate Faculty Fellowship)

Program Description

This Berkeley Lab program brings faculty to LBNL for an extended period to work with Lab investigators as a continuation of a collaboration established while previously participating in the Visiting Faculty Program (VFP). Funding must be secured by the faculty member and/or Lab researcher.


  • Faculty who reach primarily undergraduates and who have completed the three-year Visiting Faculty Program (VFP).
  • US citizenship or permanent resident status required.
  • Participants must have medical insurance during their time at the Lab.


Key Dates

  • 20-Oct-2011 Online applications open
  • 10-Jan-2012 Application and Letters of Recommendation due by 11:00 p.m. EST
  • 23-Feb-2012 Last day offers made
  • 5-Mar-2012 NSF Deadline for Proposals for Supplemental Funding
  • 12 Mar 2012 Project descriptions due from mentors
  • 27-Mar-2012 Research Proposal Due
  • Program runs: 4 Jun - 10 Aug 2012

Selection Process

BLUFF program participants have completed a Visiting Faculty Program (VFP) appointment and are recommended by Laboratory scientists.

Faculty interested in participating at Berkeley Lab should first apply through DOE's VFP program.


  • Submit annual report
  • Attend all scheduled events
  • Attend scheduled meetings with faculty
  • Complete all LBNL safety and procedural requirements


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