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NSF Establishes ‘Quantum Computing & Information Science Faculty Fellows Program’

By IQT News posted 28 Dec 2018

(HPCwire.com) The National Science Foundation has established a Quantum Computing & Information Science Faculty Fellows (QCIS-FF) program aimed at developing “a well-trained workforce capable of pursuing advanced research and development in quantum technologies.” Grants of up to $750,000 per proposal are available with anticipated total funding of $6,750,000.
The new NSF quantum faculty fellows effort falls under the ‘The Quantum Leap: Leading the Next Quantum Revolution’ program, which in turn is part NSF’s 10 Big Ideas initiative launched in 2016. NSF is seeking proposals with the specific goal of encouraging hiring of tenure-track and tenured faculty in quantum computing and/or communication: “Cross-disciplinary and multi-department hires are welcomed; however, intellectual ownership and primary assignment should be with the department primarily engaged in research and teaching activities for computer and information science and engineering.”
For more information, link to Quantum Computing & Information Science Faculty Fellows (QCIS-FF) program.

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