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

Collaborative Seed Grants

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

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

Collaborative Seed Grant Program

The University of Chicago funds research projects with the intent to provide the basis for collaborative research between The University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab. 

Proposals are reviewed by the Laboratory Directors, relevant Deans and other scientific experts. Research proposals that receive funding meet the following criteria:

  • The work to be accomplished has importance.
  • The project displays an ability for the collaboration to create a more powerful research program than could be achieved by one institution independently.
  • The proposal has a potential to achieve and sustain an ongoing collaboration between institutions.

Projects are funded between $50,000 to $100,000 for one year of research. 

Research projects that have received funding in the previous year are eligible to receive a second year of funding, upon reapplication.  Applications for a second year of funding must provide evidence of outstanding progress to date and clear potential for continued success.