France And Chicago Collaborating in The Sciences (FACCTS)* is a program designed to enhance science at the University of Chicago by encouraging closer relations between researchers in PSD, BSD, and IME and high-level research teams and institutions of higher education in France. It seeks to accomplish this goal by offering seed funding for new projects that promote meaningful academic and scientific exchange, and that show promise of leading to fruitful and sustainable collaboration. Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab, who are unaffiliated with PSD, BSD, and IME are also eligible for FACCTS support, and are encouraged to apply.
The 2017 FACCTS funding cycle is now complete. Please note these key dates (below) for the 2018 funding cycle.
Deadlines and Key Dates
- October 2, 2017: Online application becomes live
- December 5, 2017: Deadline for FACCTS proposals from UChicago, Fermilab, and Argonne National Laboratory applicants.
- February 15, 2018: Notification given to all applicants
- February 28, 2018: Funds become available to award recipients
*This program is administered by the France Chicago Center (FCC), and is made possible with the generous financial support of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice President for Research, The Division of Biological Sciences, the Division of the Pysical Sciences, The Institute for Molecular Engineering, the Office of Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in the United States, Argonne National Laboratory, Fermilab, and the FCC Support Council in the Sciences (Confrères).