ANL Pre-Proposal Information & Application

Scientists affiliated with Argonne National Laboratory who are interested in applying for support through the FACCTS program must submit a short pre-proposal by October 22, 2018. Up to five will be invited to submit a full proposal.

On or before September 17, 2018, the online preproposal submission page will be open. ANL-affiliated researchers interested in pursuing seed-funding opportunities through the FACCTS propgram are encourage to return to this page then.

Argonne National Laboratory scientists who seek support for research conducted collaboratively with a laboratory in France and who wish to be considered for seed-funding support* are invited to submit a pre-proposal on or before October 22, 2018. Responses will be given by November 8, 2018, and up to five (5) pre-proposal applicants will be invited to prepare and submit a full FACCTS application on or before December 3, 2018. At least one ANL project will be selected to receive funding through the LDRD Program.

While projects in all areas will be considered, applications are particularly encouraged in areas that align with Argonne's strategic areas, which include:

  • Advanced Computing
  • Biology and Environmental Science Capability Development
  • Energy Manufacturing Sciences and Engineering
  • Hard X-ray Sciences
  • Materials and Chemistry
  • National Security Programs
  • Nuclear Energy Science and Technology
  • Universe as the Lab (ULab)

*Funding is limited to $20,000/year for up to two years.

Please contact Dan Bertsche (, 773-702-3662) with any questions. This same information is available in flier format on this page.