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The Universities Research Association announces an opportunity through its Visiting Scholars Program for the spring 2022 award cycle. Proposals are now being accepted online. Supported by contributions from URA member universities, the URA Visiting Scholars Award Program provides financial support for faculty and students to work at Fermilab for periods of up to one year. Proposals for the next cycle are due Monday, Feb. 28. Awards are expected to be announced at the end of March. Individual proposals may be…

The FACCTS (France And Chicago Collaborating in The Sciences) Program will again offer a seed funding grant to support a new or developing research projects that promotes meaningful intellectual and scientific exchange between a Fermilab researchers and a teams in France, and that show promise of leading to fruitful and sustainable collaboration.   Application deadline:                   Extended through Feb. 7, 2022 For more information:                  http://fcc.uchicago.edu/faccts To apply:                         …

The FACCTS (France And Chicago Collaborating in The Sciences) Program will again offer a seed funding grant to support a new or developing research projects that promotes meaningful intellectual and scientific exchange between a Fermilab researchers and a teams in France, and that show promise of leading to fruitful and sustainable collaboration.   Application deadline:                   January 17, 2022 For more information:                  http://fcc.uchicago.edu/faccts To apply:                             …

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced $13.7 million in funding for nine research projects that will advance the state of the art in computer science and applied mathematics. One of the recipients of this funding, Fermilab scientist Nhan Tran will lead a project to explore methods for programming custom hardware accelerators for streaming compression.

From Next Gov, July 26, 2021: Did you know Illinois Rep. Bill Foster is the only PhD physicist in Congress? Recently, he proposed additional funding for the Restore and Modernize Our National Laboratories Act of 2021. He worked at Fermilab for over two decades and said, “the labs have led the way not only in developing breakthrough technologies—but also in commercializing them.”

From Department of Energy, June 28, 2021: DOE announces $93 million in funding for 71 research projects that will spur new discoveries in high-energy physics. The projects—housed at 50 colleges and universities across 29 states—are exploring the basics of energy science that underlie technological advancements in medicine, computing, energy technologies, manufacturing, national security and more.

From Bloomberg, May 8: Michael Bloomberg, founder and owner of Bloomberg News, writes an opinion piece about increased funding for the national labs using the Fermilab Muon g-2 result as an example of the federal government’s investment in the lab’s and the long-term results of research and collaborative experiments.

The FACCTS (France And Chicago Collaborating in The Sciences) Program at the University of Chicago invites applications from Fermilab-based researchers seeking seed-funding support for new and developing projects undertaken collaboratively with research teams in France (up to $20,000 available in 2021). Application deadline: Dec. 14 For more information or to apply: http://fcc.uchicago.edu/faccts Contact with questions: Daniel Bertsche (fcc@uchicago.edu)  

CDAC Discovery Challenge Up to $250K in research grants; pre-proposal applications due Nov. 2. The Discovery Challenge is a new seed funding program at the Center for Data and Computing, or CDAC, that accelerates the research-to-impact process through the development of research-based, use-inspired data science technologies and tools. The Discovery Challenge also requires the inclusion of external collaborators from industry, local government or other stakeholders that can provide critical input and accelerate the transition of research into practical use. Projects…