Air Force, Korean Partners Unveil Plan to Co-Fund ‘Breakthrough’ Quantum Research
(NEXTgov) The Air Force and two of its existing Korean research partners linked up to unleash a joint solicitation offering up to three-year grants to collectively spur headway in quantum information science and technologies.
Building on more than a decade of cooperation to advance basic scientific research pursuits, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, or AFOSR, as well as the National Research Foundation of Korea, and the Institute of Information & Communications Technology Planning & Evaluation, or IITP, recently opted to co-fund the research program, according to an announcement from the Air Force Research Laboratory. Their ultimate aim, it notes, is to continue to provide opportunities for scientists and engineers spanning both nations to mutually push forward emerging technologies.
“The proposals will be reviewed by both NRF/IITP and AFOSR,” the release notes. “It is expected that basic-research efforts funded under this program will publish their results in the open literature fostering greater scientific collaboration between the U.S. and Korea.”
Funding is “estimated and based on budget availability of both the U.S. and Korean governments,” officials note in the solicitation, further breaking down how much might be allocated for the grants.