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NSF offers international collaboration supplements for quantum research awardees

March 25, 2020

NSF has long supported research to advance quantum information science and engineering (QIS) from laboratory theory into practical reality and lay the foundations for the next century of quantum discovery. Building on this core investment in QIS, NSF launched the Quantum Leap (QL) Big Idea in 2016 to catalyze discovery by fostering convergent, interdisciplinary collaboration.

As the science and engineering enterprise continues to expand, global engagement is necessary to address the most complex research challenges, including those being explored through NSF awards in quantum information science and engineering, including QIS and QL.

NSF invites requests for supplemental funding from existing quantum information science and engineering research awardees to add a new -- or strengthen an existing -- international dimension to their award.

Learn more in Dear Colleague Letter: International Collaboration Supplements in Quantum Information Science and Engineering Research (NSF 20-063).

The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2021 budget of $8.5 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.

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