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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,…

Universities Research Association Inc. (URA) has announced a deadline of Monday, Feb. 27, for the submission of applications for the spring 2017 cycle of awards in the URA Visiting Scholars Program (VSP). Beginning with this award cycle, applications must be submitted online 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…

Funding Opportunity for Fermilab Researchers Seeking to Conduct Collaborative Research with Colleagues in France (up to $15,000 available in 2017)   Fermilab researchers interested in pursuing scientific research collaboratively with a research team based are encouraged to apply for seed-funding through the FACCTS Program.   Notification Request:                            If intending to apply, please notify Dan Bertsche (fcc@uchicago.edu) as soon as possible. Application Deadline: December 19, 2016 For more information or to apply: http://fcc.uchicago.edu/faccts Contact with questions:  Dan Bertsche (fcc@uchicago.edu)

Funding opportunity for Fermilab researchers seeking to conduct collaborative research with colleagues in France (up to $15,000 available in 2017) Fermilab researchers interested in pursuing scientific research collaboratively with a research team based are encouraged to apply for seed-funding through the FACCTS Program.   Notification request:                            If intending to apply, please notify Dan Bertsche (fcc@uchicago.edu) on or before December 2, 2016. Application deadline: December 19, 2016 For more information or to apply: http://fcc.uchicago.edu/faccts Contact with questions:  Dan Bertsche (fcc@uchicago.edu)

Argonne National Laboratory recently became the home of the second EERE-DOE incubator, which is called Chain Reaction Innovations. This week they opened the call for applicants for the first cohort. Selected participants will receive ~$450,000 in funding each. The application deadline is 5 p.m. CST, August 12. Please see link for further information: http://chainreaction.anl.gov/2016/07/14/energy-technology-incubator-offers-2-years-of-funding-and-technical-aid/.

We’re excited to announce the opening of the Spring 2016 Innovation Fund Application. The University of Chicago Innovation Fund is a $20 million fund that invests in early business development and proof-of-concept work for projects or ventures created by faculty, students and staff. The Innovation Fund awards grants and invests in promising technologies and start-ups with high potential for societal and commercial impact, helping them to bridge the gap between basic research funding and commercial investment. The Innovation Fund makes…