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.
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.