December 18, 2008
FY09 University Linear Collider Detector R&D Funding
Frequently Asked Questions
- The lab PI.
Which labs are potentially eligible for being the
home institution of the lab PI?
Any DOE lab with an HEP program. This includes Fermilab, SLAC,
Argonne, BNL, LBNL, etc.
(added 12 Jan 09) Cornell LEPP is also an eligible home
institution for the lab PI.
- Is the funding strictly for university groups ?
Are the small labs included ?
If so which ones are eligible ?
The funding is for university groups only.
- LoI-based proposal submission.
Is there a preference or wish that the proposal
be submitted through a university institution or
national lab ?
It should be submitted from the university of the
university PI, simultaneously to NSF and DOE.
- When might it become clear
whether funding will be available ?
This is not certain.
However, the agencies may be able to inform the proposals
of the funding decisions in April or May, and the money
may flow by the end of the fiscal year (September). Of course,
pre-spending is usually okay, which means a September start
could cover costs back 90 days before.