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The Magnet Lab strives to further magnet-related science and engineering by offering the First-Time User Support Program and the Visiting Scientist Program. In addition, Magnet Lab personnel are eligible to apply for funding from the User Collaboration Grants Program. All requests for support are carefully reviewed and, in some instances, highly competitive.

Dependent Care Travel Grant Program

Subject to the availability of funding, the Magnet Lab offers small grants up to a maximum of $800 per calendar year for qualified short-term dependent care expenses incurred by early-career scientists. Read more.

First-Time User Support

The MagLab is charged by the National Science Foundation with developing and maintaining facilities for magnet-related research that are open to all qualified scientists and engineers through a peer-reviewed proposal process. Facilities are generally available to users without cost. In an effort to encourage new research activities, first-time users may request modest support for travel expenses. Support for this funding is provided by the State of Florida and is available for Tallahassee facilities only.

Support: International users are provided $ 1,000 of support and domestic users are provided $500 of support for their travel costs.

Application Info: Discuss your request with the applicable facility director. There is no deadline.

Contact: Applicable facility director or Tim Murphy, interim director of the DC Field Facility.

Visiting Scientist Program

The MagLab offers researchers from academia, industry and national laboratories the opportunity to use the unique, world-class facilities of the MagLab to conduct magnet-related research. The Visiting Scientist Program (VSP) provides financial support for these research projects on a competitive basis.

The primary intent of this program is to provide greater access to our facilities and to seed research programs that help advance the laboratory. Funding is principally intended to support travel and local expenses. Requests for stipends are considered but given a lower priority.

Support: A few thousand to $20,000. Awards may be greater under special circumstances.

Application Info: All requests must be submitted electronically. See the VSP Web site for complete instructions.

Contact: See the VSP Web site for a complete listing.

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