Collaborative seed grants provide opportunities for partnerships to create more powerful research programs. University-Argonne Application

Collaborative Seed Grants

Award Recipient, Henry Frisch (right)

Two teams that began their research with seed funding recently received a combined $9.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to continue their projects. Sparking DOE support

University seed grants spur collaboration with Argonne and Fermilab, spark DOE support

Grant recipients David Schuster (left) and Lance Cooley

Three teams of University of Chicago and Fermilab researchers receive $225,000, collectively, in seed grants to advance promising collaborations. 2011 University-Fermilab Recipients

Collaborative grants aid in medical and scientific advancements

Collaborative Seed Grant Program

The University of Chicago funds research projects to support collaborative research between the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab. 

Awards are available for up to $75,000 (inclusive of indirect costs) for a period of 12 months.

Criteria for selection include:

  • the importance of the work to be accomplished
  • the collaboration creates a more powerful research program than could be achieved by one institution independently.
  • the potential to achieve an ongoing collaboration between institutions.

Applications are due on Friday April 15, 2016.

A team of reviewers will assess the merits of all submitted proposals.  The final selection will be made in June 2016.  Upon completion of the grant period, funded PIs will be required to provide a brief written report on the project's scientific results and how the funds were used.