NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institutes
Quantum Leap Challenge Institutes are large-scale interdisciplinary research projects that aim to advance the frontiers of quantum information science and engineering. Research at these Institutes will span the focus areas of quantum computation, quantum communication, quantum simulation and/or quantum sensing. The institutes are expected to foster multidisciplinary approaches to specific scientific, technological, educational workforce development goals in these fields. Two types of awards will be supported under this program: (i) 12-month Conceptualization Grants (CGs) to support teams envisioning subsequent Institute proposals and (ii) 5-year Challenge Institute (CI) awards to establish and operate Quantum Leap Challenge Institutes. This activity is part of the Quantum Leap, one of the research Big Ideas promoted by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institutes program is consistent with the scope of NSF multidisciplinary centers for quantum research and education as described in the National Quantum Initiative Act 1.
QLCI program will support two types of awards:
Conceptualization Grants (CGs) funded at a level of $100,000 - $150,000 for 12 months.
Challenge Institute (CI) awards funded at a level of up to $5,000,000/year for 5 years.
Quantum Leap Challenge Institutes (QLCI)
Letter of Intent Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time):
April 01, 2019 Letters of Intent for Conceptualization Grant proposals.
June 03, 2019 Letters of Intent for Round I QLCI proposals.
August 03, 2020 Letters of Intent for Round II QLCI proposals.
Preliminary Proposal Due Date(s) (required) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time):
August 01, 2019 Preliminary proposals for Round I QLCI proposals.
September 01, 2020 Preliminary proposals for Round II QLCI proposals.
Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time):
June 03, 2019 Conceptualization Grant proposals.
January 02, 2020 Round I QLCI full proposals (by invitation only).
February 01, 2021 Round II QLCI full proposals (by invitation only).