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To support new initiatives in detector R&D, the Fermilab Detector R&D group allocated funds to test initial ideas before applying for larger supports like the LDRD. While all Blue Sky ideas are considered, priorities are given for ideas aligned with the strategic directions of the lab in Pico Second Timing and Noble Element Based detectors, including light and charge collection. One page proposals to the Detector Advisory Group are due April 30. Eligible PIs have to be Fermilab employees. For…

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…

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…

Universities Research Association Inc. (URA) has announced a deadline of Monday, Feb. 25, for the submission of applications for the spring 2019 cycle of awards in the URA Visiting Scholars Program (VSP). Applications must be submitted online at the URA Visiting Scholars Program website. To register, please visit the VSP site. Applicants will be asked to provide a username and email address. A registration confirmation and password will be sent to the email address submitted, providing access to the URA…

The FACCTS (France And Chicago Collaborating in The Sciences) Program will again offer one grant of up to $15,000 to support new or developing research projects that promote meaningful scientific exchange between Fermilab researchers and teams in France, and that show promise of leading to fruitful and sustainable collaboration. Application deadline: December 3, 2018 Article on FACCTS at Fermilab: Fermilab Strengthens Trans-Atlantic Research (July 5, 2018) For more information or to apply: http://fcc.uchicago.edu/faccts Contact with questions: Daniel Bertsche (fcc@uchicago.edu) See…

The FACCTS (France And Chicago Collaborating in The Sciences) Program will again offer one grant of up to $15,000 to support new or developing research projects that promote meaningful scientific exchange between Fermilab researchers and teams in France, and that show promise of leading to fruitful and sustainable collaboration. Application deadline: December 3, 2018 Article on FACCTS at Fermilab: Fermilab Strengthens Trans-Atlantic Research (July 5, 2018) For more information or to apply: http://fcc.uchicago.edu/faccts Contact with questions: Daniel Bertsche (fcc@uchicago.edu) See…

France And Chicago Collaborating in The Sciences (FACCTS) is a program designed to enhance science at the University of Chicago by encouraging closer relations between researchers in the Physical Sciences Division (PSD), The Biological Sciences Division (BSD), and the Institute for Molecular Engineering (IME) and high-level research teams and institutions of higher education in France. The FACCTS program seeks to accomplish this goal by providing seed funding for new and potentially fruitful project-based collaborations. Through a partnership with Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab,…

Universities Research Association, Inc. (URA) has announced a deadline of Monday, Aug. 28, for the submission of applications for the fall 2017 cycle of awards in the URA Visiting Scholars Program (VSP). All applications must be submitted on-line at the URA Visiting Scholars Program website. To register, please go to the VSP site: http://www.ura-hq.org/vsp/wp-login.php?action=register. Applicants will be asked to provide a username and email address; a registration confirmation and password will be sent to the email address submitted, providing access…

Wednesday, May 31 | 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Innovation Fund is a $20 million fund that invests in proof-of-concept and early business development work for viable new startups created by faculty and students. The funds have been donated by alumni, and all proceeds from successful exits will be invested back into the Innovation Fund to ensure it is an evergreen, permanent feature of the University’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. During the Finals, applicants from across the University, Argonne National Lab,…