Deadline for Launchpad Program nominations and applications extended
The deadline for nominations and applications for Cohort 3 of the Launchpad Program has been extended to 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018.
The application form and additional information can be found on Inside Argonne.
The program, coordinated by Technology Commercialization and Partnerships (TCP), is designed to help high-potential, early- to mid-career staff develop new skills that can help them to grow personally, to position them as thought leaders in their domain, to secure incremental funding for new or expanded work, and to develop new research directions. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has recognized this program as a complex-wide best practice in recent reviews (External Engagements Review and Annual Lab Plan).
The selection of Cohorts 1 and 2 was done through an open internal solicitation. In light of successes with the first two cohorts of Launchpad, the positive feedback from DOE, and with the support of the Argonne Commercialization Council, TCP is expanding Cohort 3 of the Launchpad Program to not only include selectees from an open solicitation as in prior cohorts, but also selectees from division- or directorate-nominated researchers working on priority program development within their respective organizations.
Lab leaders are invited to:
- Nominate for possible inclusion in Cohort 3 researcher(s) working on priority program development who you believe could meet both the interests of your division or directorate and the expectations of the Launchpad Program.
- Encourage early- and mid-career, high-potential staff who have ideas and interest in pursuing new research directions for the laboratory to apply to the open solicitation selection process.
Launchpad is designed to be an additional driver of new programs that grow Argonne’s research portfolio and sponsorship thereof. Specifically, the program is aimed at passionate, intrinsically motivated candidates who have a vision for a research program that within the next three to five years can become a multi-million-dollar program. Launchpad also serves as a great career development opportunity for future leaders of Argonne.
Key dates for Cohort 3:
Aug. 13, 2018: Applications due (download application form)
Aug. 31, 2018: Participants selected
Oct. 1, 2018: Cohort 3 starts (one-year duration)
If you have questions, please contact TCP’s John Harvey at ext. 2-3566.