A new joint task force initiative between the University of Chicago, Argonne and Fermilab will provide seed funding for collaborative projects in AI and quantum information science.
The new grants programs will offer a total of $400K funding for projects that advance scientific discovery and insights in these two fields.
The grants programs are part of a larger Joint Task Force Initiative, organized by the University of Chicago’s Office of Research and National Laboratories, which aims to encourage new interactions between the University of Chicago, Argonne and Fermilab.
“The AI and QIS grants programs will build upon existing collaborations among these institutions and help to position them for current and anticipated funding opportunities,” said Juan de Pablo, vice president for national laboratories. “We anticipate that these opportunities will also provide unique educational experiences for students.”
The AI + Science research grants program, which is provided in collaboration with the Center for Data and Computing, will offer $250,000 total funding to support four to five collaborative projects between UChicago, Argonne, Fermilab and the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago.
The QIS grants program will provide $150,000 total funding to support an estimated three to four collaborative projects between UChicago, Argonne and Fermilab.
All applications for grants through either program must have at least one PI from the University of Chicago and at least one PI from one of the national laboratories. Applications are due June 14.
Interested researchers can view and apply for funding through the links below: