Preliminary Proposals for NSF ‘Quantum Leap Challenge’ Due August 1
(AFCES.org) The National Science Foundation (NSF) is investing in a number of research institutes designed to advance quantum technologies in four broad areas: computation, communication, sensing and simulation. The institutes will foster multidisciplinary approaches to specific scientific, technological, educational, and workforce development goals in quantum technology, which could revolutionize computer and information systems.
The Quantum Leap Challenge Institutes program will support research centers based at universities or eligible nonprofit organizations to foster major breakthroughs in critical areas at the intellectual and technological frontiers of quantum information science and engineering using a multidisciplinary approach. “The eventual goal is to develop and support Quantum Leap Challenge Institutes—broad, center-like activities for a five-year program to establish critical research capabilities,” explains Filbert Bartoli, the director for NSF’s Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems division.
Preliminary proposals are due August 1. The deadline for full proposals is January 2, 2020, and awards are expected later next year.