Funding support for user experiments

The MPRL has limited funding to support ground transport, lodging and housing expenses for graduate students and post-doctoral visitors (and possibly early career researchers) – with highest priority given to PhD students.  Funding for airfare to/from ATL will be considered in unusual cases.
Please contact Prof. Edward Thomas ( for more information.

NEW: DOE Office of Science Fusion Energy Sciences is anticipating to issue a targeted FOA and Lab Announcement in early 2020, subject to FY 2020 budget appropriation by Congress, to support frontier science experiments on one or more of the currently FES General Plasma Science (GPS) program supported collaborative research facilities or initiatives. These include Basic Plasma Science Facility (BaPSF/LAPD) at UCLA, DIII-D Frontier Science Initiative at General Atomics, Wisconsin Plasma Physics Laboratory (WiPPL/BRB/MST) at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Magnetized Dusty Plasma Experiment at Auburn University, low-temperature Plasma Research Facility (PRF) at Sandia National Laboratories and Princeton Collaborative Research Facility (PCRF) at Princeton Plasma Physics laboratory. U.S. researchers whose experimental proposals were selected or have been selected for experimental runtime in any of these facilities are eligible to apply.

For more information, please contact DOE Program Manager Nirmol Podder (