National Quantum Information Science Research Centers -
preapplication required by Feb. 10, 2020
Technical Areas of Interest: Quantum Communication; Quantum Computing and Emulation; Quantum Devices and Sensors; Materials and Chemistry for QIS Systems and Applications; Quantum Foundries
DOE SC hereby announces its interest in receiving applications from multi-institutional, multidisciplinary teams (requesting support between $10 and $25 million per year) to establish National Quantum Information Science Research Centers referred to in the rest of this announcement as “Centers.” The goal of this FOA is to select applications that will accelerate the transformational advances in basic science and quantum-based technology needed to develop world-leading capabilities in Quantum Information Science (QIS), and in support of the National Quantum Initiative Act.1 This FOA is open to multi-institutional proposals submitted as a single application by the lead institution. Submitted applications must follow the guidelines and criteria provided in the supplementary information below and the following sections. Pre-applications are required and must be submitted by 02/10/2020.
The following Essential Components must be incorporated in each Center: S&T Innovation Chain and Co-Design; Technical Areas of Interest – topics and sub-topics; QIS Ecosystem Stewardship; Management Structure; Instrumentation and Facilities