National Laboratories Stewardship

The University of Chicago pursues the nation’s most important science goals and fosters innovation, technology development and economic progress through its stewardship of Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Stewardship in Action

The University’s stewardship of Argonne and Fermilab provides institutional support and unique resources that help the national labs tackle some of the greatest scientific and technical challenges of our time.

UChicago CASE

The UChicago Consortium for Advanced Science and Engineering expands research collaborations between faculty at UChicago and scientists and scholars at affiliated institutions.

Joint Task Force Initiative

The Joint Task Force Initiative leverages UChicago relationships, talent and resources to help the national labs achieve scientific and operational success.

Graduate Research Cooperative

UChicago is developing a Graduate Research Cooperative that will foster and coordinate joint graduate student research between the University and Argonne.

Collaborative Research News

By working together, researchers from UChicago and the national laboratories accelerate discovery in the physical and biological sciences, engineering, computing, and many other fields.

Education and Awards

UChicago offers a variety of education initiatives and targeted awards to staff at the national laboratories.

Governance and Board Operations

University President Robert J. Zimmer chairs the Argonne and Fermilab boards alongside distinguished board members drawn from the highest levels of academia, industry and prior government service.

Learn More About the National and Affiliated Laboratories

In addition to managing Argonne (through UChicago Argonne, LLC) and Fermilab (through Fermi Research Alliance, LLC), UChicago has direct oversight of the internationally renowned Marine Biological Laboratory and is a founding partner of the Giant Magellan Telescope project.

Argonne National Laboratory

A multidisciplinary research center where scientists and engineers work on the greatest challenges facing the nation

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

America’s premier particle physics laboratory

Marine Biological Laboratory

An international center working to transform biological discovery and education

Giant Magellan Telescope

A next-generation ground-based telescope that promises to revolutionize our understanding of the universe