National Quantum Information Science Research Centers


Funding Opportunity ID: 323571
Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0002253
Opportunity Title: National Quantum Information Science Research Centers
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 81.049
Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility: All types of domestic applicants are eligible to apply as lead applicants, except nonprofit organizations described in section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 that engaged in lobbying activities after December 31, 1995. DOE will only fund multi-institution collaborations under this FOA. Non-domestic institutions are ineligible to apply as prime applicants, but may apply as subawardees to the lead institution Applicants are advised that successful applications that include non-domestic institutions must include a detailed demonstration of how the non-domestic institution possesses skills, resources, and abilities that do not exist among potential domestic institutions.
Agency Code: PAMS-SC
Agency Name: Department of Energy – Office of Science
Office of Science
Posted Date: Jan 10, 2020
Close Date: Apr 10, 2020
Last Updated Date: Jan 10, 2020
Award Ceiling: $125,000,000
Award Floor: $50,000,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $625,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 5
Description: DOE SC hereby announces its interest in receiving applications from multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary teams (requesting support between $10 and $25 million per year) to establish National Quantum Information Science Research Centers referred to in the rest of this announcement as “Centers.” The goal of this FOA is to select applications that will accelerate the transformational advances in basic science and quantum-based technology needed to develop world-leading capabilities in Quantum Information Science (QIS), and in support of the National Quantum Initiative Act. This FOA is open to multi-institutional proposals submitted as a single application by the lead institution. Submitted applications must follow the guidelines and criteria provided in the supplementary information below and the following sections. Pre-applications are required and must be submitted by 02/10/2020. A response encouraging or discouraging the submission of a proposal will be provided by 03/10/2020. Only encouraged applications will be considered for merit-review. Applications submitted on behalf of investigators that did not submit a pre-application and applications that do not follow the guidelines and criteria established below may be declined without merit review.
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