University/ANL collaborative grants announced
The University and Argonne National Laboratory have announced the third competition for their Collaborative Seed Grant Program. In its first two years, the program awarded $1.6 million for 25 research projects and three conferences.
This year's deadline for one-page preproposals is 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27. Proposal guidelines, supporting forms and a list of past awards are available at http://www2. uchicago.edu/adm-spec-proj/.
Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis and may be funded for periods up to 24 months, subject to the availability of funds and the performance-based provisions of the University's contract with Argonne.
The grants are not intended to represent long-term funding, but are intended to be seed money for the development of further activity. Each proposal must have two or more principal investigators, with at least one from each institution. Priority will be given to proposals that can lead to long-term enhancement of the University-Argonne intellectual relationship.
In addition to joint research projects, proposals for projects of $2,000 or less, such as workshops and planning sessions, may be submitted at any time and will be evaluated on an ongoing basis.
Preproposals must be submitted via fax or e-mail (text only) to David Schramm, Vice President for Research, fax number 834-0287, firstname.lastname@example.org, and to James LaFevers, Executive Director and Deputy to the Vice President for Argonne, fax number (630) 252-5329, email@example.com.
Questions may be directed to LaFevers at (630) 252-2500.