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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…

From Department of Energy, July 6, 2020: DOE announces $132 million in funding for 64 university research awards on a range of topics in high-energy physics to advance knowledge of how the universe works at its most fundamental level. Projects include experimental work on neutrinos at Fermilab, the search for dark matter, studies of the nature of dark energy and the expansion of the universe with the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument and and investigation of the Higgs boson from data collected at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland.

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…