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Fall 2016 BIG Workshops Funding Call

For their Fall 2016 Funding cycle, Big Ideas Generator is giving up to $15,000 for travel and lodging to convene interdisciplinary workshops exploring ideas around the topics of information, complexity, and cognition.  

To Apply: Please submit your workshop grant application online on the new UChicago Funding Portal by November 7, 2016 at 5pm. If you are visiting the portal for the first time, you will need to create a new account. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.  

All proposals must include a UChicago PI. Funds will be dispersed before December 2016 and must be used by September 2017.

Please contact Meera Raja, Associate Director of Research Innovation, if you have any questions


~ Past Events ~

Scientist as Entrepreneur: Harnessing UChicago Research for the City of the Future

05 / 25   6:00 PM 1871 in the Merchandise Mart, Auditorium, 12th Floor (222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago)

Top researchers from UChicago will present on an issue facing our cities and then will discuss this work and other topics in a panel discussion.

Energy Breakthroughs: A Glimpse into the Future

05 / 24   5:15 PM Chicago Innovation Exchange Skydeck (5235 S. Harper Court, Chicago)

Hear from the innovators who are helping to bring emerging technologies from the lab to the marketplace through a series of TED-style talks that will present a glimpse into our energy future.

Understanding Innovation: New Insights from the Next Generation of Behavioral Science

05 / 25   3:00 PM Charles M. Harper Center, Room C-06, Concourse Level (5807 S. Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago)

Do you want to encourage more creative thinking in your business?  Would you like to better understand how people solve problems and develop ideas?  Are you curious how scientists study complex, human thought processes like this?  Come to "Understanding Innovation: New Insights from the Next Generation of Behavioral Science", presented by the Booth School of Business's Center for Decision Research, to learn about cutting-edge research on creativity and innovation.  Admission is FREE, and refreshments will be served.  All are welcome!