Strategic Collaborative Initiative: call for proposals

The University of Chicago again seeks proposals for projects that foster collaboration between the university and Fermilab.

“I am pleased to announce the continuation of the Strategic Collaborative Initiative program that supports collaborative research projects between the University of Chicago faculty and Fermilab scientists/engineers,” wrote Donald Levy, vice president for research and national laboratories at the University of Chicago in an e-mail to Fermilab scientists.

The University of Chicago funds research projects with the intent to provide the basis for future collaborative research between the University and the laboratory. Ongoing projects that received initial support in the previous year of this program will also be considered for a second year of support.

All proposals require both an applicant from University of Chicago and from Fermilab. University applicants must be PI-eligible. Proposals that include researchers from Argonne National Laboratory as a third applicant will also be considered. Proposal budgets should be in the range of $50,000 to $100,000 for one year.

Applications are due on Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Proposal guidelines and applications can be found here. Additional questions should be directed to Department Manager Kate Kusiak Galvin or Associate Vice President for Program Development and National Laboratories Larry Hill.