DOE Funding Emerging Quantum Science Research Efforts

The Department of Energy intends to award $45M in funding for chemical and materials research supporting the emerging quantum information science domain, DOE said Wednesday. The department expects the multidisciplinary QIS field to spearhead efforts involving information processing, next-generation computing, sensing applications and related innovative technology.

The program’s first track will focus on the development of new systems and materials for QIS efforts, while the second will revolve around using quantum computing to address chemical and materials research issues. The QIS project is open to nonprofit organizations, universities and national laboratories which may form teams or apply as single investigators.

DOE’s Basic Energy Sciences program under the Office of Science plans to allocate $15M to QIS projects in fiscal year 2019. The department is accepting pre-applications through Feb. 13, and final applications by May 3.

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