Joint Appointments and Collaboration

Academic appointments prove a powerful recruitment tool for the world’s leading scientists. Seed grants promote new science.

Craig Hogan

Craig Hogan is Director of the Fermilab Center for Particle Astrophysics and Professor in Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. Hogan was Chair of the Physics and Astronomy Department at the University of Washington prior to moving to the University of Chicago and Fermilab in 2008.


University of Chicago Joint Task Force Initiative

The Joint Task Force Initiative is a signature University of Chicago program dedicated to helping Argonne and Fermilab achieve mission success by opening channels of frequent communication and collaboration across institutions. It has led to the creation of several joint task forces and joint strategic initiatives that provide critical support for the national laboratories.Since the initiative launched in 2018, the University has committed $5.9 million in support of lab programs and mission support functions.

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Joint Appointments

More than 20 joint appointees at the University of Chicago and Fermilab often pursue pioneering collaborative research. These appointments enrich research programs at the lab and the University, playing a major role in the recruitment and retention of top scientific talent in the Chicago region and advancing technology and discovery throughout the United States.


University of Chicago promotes field advancing research through the Strategic Collaborative Initiatives seed grant program for joint University of Chicago and Fermilab projects. These grants support original, innovative, early-stage research with potential to push the boundaries of our known world.

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