March 17, 2005
Vol. 24 No. 12

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    Funding available for collaborative research between Argonne, University

    By Steve Koppes
    News Office

    The Office of the Vice President for Research and for Argonne National Laboratory has issued a call for funding proposals under a program designed to enhance collaborative research activities between the University and the laboratory.

    The application deadline is Saturday, April 30, for the University Board of Governors for the Argonne National Laboratory Collaborative Research Program. The Office of the Vice President expects to fund approximately five awards of $80,000 to $100,000 each, which will be renewable, upon review, for a second year. Longer-term funding is possible for outstanding successes.

    Selected members of the University’s Board of Governors for Argonne will evaluate the proposals and select projects based on merit. All University and Argonne Laboratory researchers are encouraged to apply, though preference will be given to applicants early in their careers. There must be at least one applicant from each institution involved in the proposed research. The Board of Governors is expected to announce the awards Friday, July 1.

    The University-Argonne Seed Grant Program began in 1996 and has helped bring about several ongoing collaborations.

    These include the Center for Astrophysical Thermonuclear Flashes (involving Argonne’s Mathematics and Computer Science Division, the University’s Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics, and several other departments); the Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases (three Argonne divisions, three University departments and 19 other upper-Midwest institutions); and a project for modeling ancient settlement systems (Argonne’s Decision and Information Systems Division and the University’s Oriental Institute).

    Application information is at http://research.uchicago.edu/bog/, or contact Fred Stafford at f-stafford@uchicago.edu.