Nov. 7, 1996
Vol. 16, No. 5

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    Deadline ahead for U of C/Argonne grants

    The University and Argonne National Laboratory have announced the second competition for the UC/ANL Collaborative Grants. Letters of intent for research proposals must be submitted by Monday, Nov. 18.

    The purpose of the grants is to encourage initiatives by members of the University and Argonne communities that will lead to the development of significant intellectual collaborations and interactions between the University and the laboratory. The grants are funded through a special program created as a component of the University's contract with the U.S. Department of Energy for the management of Argonne.

    The first competition, held last year, resulted in 11 awards totaling approximately $400,000. The list of awards is available at: http://www2.uchicago.edu/adm-spec-proj/awds_ucanl.html.

    Investigators seeking renewal of these awards for a second year will be notified of the renewal procedures.

    New grants will be awarded on a competitive basis. Each proposal must have two or more principal investigators, with at least one investigator from each institution. The grants are open to all areas of mutual intellectual interest. Priority will be given to those proposals that can lead to long-term enhancement of the University/Argonne intellectual relationship. The grants themselves are not intended to represent long-term funding, but rather seed money for the development of further activity. Eligible proposals include, but are not limited to, proposals for joint research, workshops, or educational or training projects.

    Workshop proposals ($2,000 or less) for conferences, planning sessions and similar events, may be submitted at any time, and will be evaluated on a rolling basis. Grants will be awarded in two phases this year. Investigators will initially submit one-page letters of intent to a review committee that will select the most promising letters of intent for submission of full proposals.

    For a full copy of the announcement, which includes specifications for submitting proposals, see http://www2.uchicago.edu/adm-spec-proj/anl_ucints.html, or contact Fred Stafford via e-mail at f-stafford@uchicago.edu.