Test Facility Pilot Program

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Open House at Argonne National Laboratory: visitors learn about ANL’s accelerator test facilities. Image courtesy of ANL.

Launched in 2015, the Accelerator Stewardship Test Facility Program is focused on making the DOE National Laboratories’ non-mission-critical accelerator R&D infrastructure more readily accessible to university and industrial users.

The program is designed to raise awareness, increase accessibility, and support non-programmatic use of accelerator R&D test capability. Activities must be high value-added collaborative accelerator R&D and meet DOE requirements for Strategic Partnerships Programs.

The goals of the Accelerator Stewardship Test Facility Program are to:

  • Widely publicize available Office of Science (SC) accelerator R&D infrastructure. In the spring of 2015, six DOE National Laboratories hosted outreach events, reaching more than 450 participants. Individuals came from industry (58%), universities (25%), and other institutions to learn about the accelerator R&D capabilities of the labs, and discuss collaborative opportunities with lab personnel.
  • Provide financial assistance to non-DOE entities seeking to make short-term use of the accelerator R&D capabilities available at the DOE Office of Science National Laboratories. Non-renewable awards of up to 12 months are made on a competitive basis.

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What if I have questions about the program?