New Initiatives

The detector R&D group is seeking proposals for new initiatives in detector R&D. While all Blue Sky ideas are considered, priorities are given for ideas aligned with the strategic directions of the group in Pico Second Timing and Noble Element Based detectors, including light and charge collection.

The magnitude of this seeding support is on the order of $50k without overhead. It is meant to give an opportunity to test initial ideas before applying for larger supports like the LDRD.

Applications are made in a form of a one page proposal to the Detector Advisory Group by March 31st, 2021 in an email to It should include the scientific motivation, R&D goals and plans to be achieved in a year as well as the budget needs. Eligible PIs have to be Fermilab employees, but co-PIs from other institutions are encouraged.