Slots: Two slots still available.
Internal Deadline: Closed.
LOI: March 31, 2023
External Deadline: May 3, 2023, 11:59pm ET
Award Type: Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: The exact number of awards will depend on the number of meritorious applications and the availability of appropriated funds.
Anticipated Award Amount: $300,000 per year for a single institution; $600,000 per year for a multi-institutional team. The award floor is $50,000 per year.
Who May Serve as PI: Individuals with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as a Principal Investigator (PI) are invited to work with their organizations to develop an application. Individuals from underrepresented groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply.
Process for Limited Submissions
PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Research Initiatives and Infrastructure (RII) Application Portal: https://rii.usc.edu/oor-portal/. Use the template provided here:
Materials to submit include:
- (1) Two-Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 2-page limit will be excluded from review. You must use the template linked above.
- (2) CV – (5 pages maximum)
Note: The portal requires information about the PIs in addition to department and contact information, including the 10-digit USC ID#, Gender, and Ethnicity. Please have this material prepared before beginning this application.
The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) announces its interest in receiving applications to improve our understanding of whether, when, and how quantum computing might advance the frontiers of computational science. Specifically, the purpose of this FOA is to invite applications for basic research to address the following questions:
1. What can fundamental physical limits on quantum processors tell us about what quantum computers can and cannot do?
2. How can we use Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) devices to move our understanding of when and how quantum computers might be useful as far forward as possible?
3. How can we assess the utility of a given (existing or hypothetical) quantum processor for advancing the frontiers of computational science?
Applications may address any combination of these themes. Submitted applications should clearly identify which of the themes are addressed. Research should be backed by rigorous theory and strive to connect metrics for device performance to low-level physical parameters as well as application performance whenever possible. This program is aimed at assessing current and future quantum computers rather than developing or improving applications and algorithms.
Research proposed in response to this FOA should support the growth of an active, integrated research community committed to the common goal of developing quantum computing resources for advancing scientific discovery. Students and/or other junior researchers should have ample opportunity to participate in all aspects of the project. International collaboration and personnel exchange is encouraged.
Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for more updates and other announcements.