Funding Opportunities

  • Microsoft is looking for exceptional candidates for 12-week internships in engineering tasks such as tools development and programming. Positions are available beginning in spring/summer/fall of 2020. Read more and apply here.

    During the 12-week internship, students are paired with mentors and expected to collaborate with other interns and researchers, present findings, and... Read More

    Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020

  • Microsoft is seeking exceptional candidates for 12-week internships in research areas such as quantum algorithms and quantum fault-tolerance. Positions are available beginning in spring/summer/fall of 2020. Read more and apply here.

    For research internships, they are seeking candidates with strong background in areas such as quantum algorithms, machine learning and... Read More

    Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020

  • The Department of Physics and Materials Science at the University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA, is seeking highly qualified individuals for a tenure-track faculty position, at the Assistant Professor level, in the field of Quantum Physics to begin in Fall 2020. The department offers BS and MS programs in physics, with various concentrations, and a joint PhD program in Engineering Physics with the Herff College of Engineering. The current faculty members of the department are actively engaged... Read More

    Deadline: Friday, December 20, 2019

  • The ECE Department ( at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) invites applications for two tenure-stream (TS) positions as Assistant Professor in the field of computer engineering, with one in computing, sensing, and electronics for aerospace systems, or reconfigurable and high-performance computing, and the other in neuromorphic computing, or quantum computing, or embedded computing and sensing in medical... Read More

    Deadline: Monday, January 20, 2020

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    Quantum information science (QIS)—the ability to exploit intricate quantum mechanical phenomena to create fundamentally new ways of obtaining and processing information—is at the threshold of a revolution. The rapid progress in this field promises profound... Read More

    Deadline: Friday, July 5, 2019

  • The DOE SC program in Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) hereby announces its interest in receiving applications from large multi-disciplinary teams (requesting support of more than $2 million per year) with the potential to dramatically accelerate research in quantum computing (QC). This FOA solicits applications for Accelerated Research in Quantum Computing (ARQC) Teams that will adopt a holistic and disciplined approach to address basic research gaps in the abstractions,... Read More

    Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2019

  • Research to be supported by this program will include, among other potential efforts, the use of quantum computing to solve important fusion and plasma science problems; the development of quantum sensing approaches that can enhance diagnostic capabilities for plasma and fusion science; and the application of high energy density laboratory plasmas to develop novel quantum materials at ultra-high pressures.

    Universities, nonprofits, private sector companies, and DOE national... Read More

    Deadline: Thursday, May 9, 2019

  • The DOE SC program in Basic Energy Sciences (BES) announces its interest in receiving applications from single investigators/small groups (up to $500K per year) and from large teams (over $500K per year) for support of experimental and theoretical efforts to advance materials and chemical sciences research for quantum information science (QIS).  Large teams must have multiple investigators and may have multiple institutions. Read More

    Deadline: Friday, May 3, 2019

  • The IBM PhD Fellowship Program supports exceptional PhD students who want to make their mark in promising and disruptive technologies. 

    A fellowship includes a stipend for two academic years (2019-2020 and 2020-2021) and, in the US, an education allowance for year one (2019-2020).

    In the US, fellowship recipients while in school will receive a stipend for living expenses, travel, and to attend conferences ($35,000 for 2019-2020 and $35,000 for 2020-2021). US fellowship... Read More

    Deadline: Thursday, October 25, 2018

  • The Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists recognize the country's most promising faculty-rank researchers in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry. The Blavatnik National Awards recognize and celebrate America’s most innovative and promising faculty-rank scientists and engineers in three disciplinary categories: Chemistry, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Life Sciences. Each year, one nominee in each category is awarded $250,000 in unrestricted funding and honored at the Blavatnik National Awards ceremony at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City as a Blavatnik National Awards Laureate.

    Candidates for the 2019 Blavatnik National Awards must be nominated by their institutions. Each institution may submit up to three nominations, one in each disciplinary category of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry.Read More

    Deadline: Monday, October 1, 2018


At Pitt, CMU, and Duquesne, the respective Offices of Research are charged with assisting faculty, staff, and students in their efforts to promote and secure sponsored research funding.
The Offices provide overall research administration and policy for all colleges and schools, and faculty and staff can contact them for resources and procedural information.

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