2020 JTFI AI + Science call for proposals

The AI + Science research grants program will support collaborative projects between the University of Chicago, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. The goal of this program is to (1) encourage new interactions between the University of Chicago, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago and the national laboratories; (2) provide unique educational experiences for students and (3) position our institutions to successfully secure future large-scale federally sponsored research programs. Three AI + Science projects were funded through this initiative in 2019.

The Spring 2020 AI + Science grant cycle will offer three research funding tracks:

  • AI + Science Research Projects
  • AI + Social Sciences Research Projects
  • AI + Science Workshops

Awards of up to $75,000 will be made available for research projects and up to $15,000 for workshops. For a list of potential topics for each funding track, please see our website. We encourage all members of the university community with PI status to apply. Applications for all funding programs can be found online at InfoReadySubmissions are due at 11:59 p.m. CT on Tuesday, March 31, and awards are anticipated to be announced at the end of April. The earliest project start date is July 1. The full solicitation is available as a PDF here: AI + Science Grants – Spring 2020 RFP.

For any questions about the AI + Science Grants, please contact Julia Lane, CDAC executive director, at jlane2@uchicago.edu. We look forward to your application.

This funding program is part of a larger joint task force, organized by the University of Chicago’s Office of Research and National Laboratories and in collaboration with the Center for Data and Computing, aimed at increasing interactions among the University of Chicago, Argonne, Fermilab and Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago. The task force builds upon existing collaborations and aims to position our organizations for current and anticipated funding opportunities.