Accelerated Research in Quantum Computing (ARQC)

  • By Ke Xu
  • 12 April 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, methods and tools that connect QC applications to hardware.

Quantum Information Science Research for Fusion Energy Sciences

  • By Huiling Shao
  • 12 March 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.

Materials and Chemical Sciences Research for Quantum Information Science

  • By Huiling Shao
  • 22 January 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. 

2019 IBM PhD Fellowship Award program

  • By Ke Xu
  • 12 October 2018

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 recipients will also receive $25,000 toward their education in 2019-2020.

NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI)

  • By Ke Xu
  • 4 September 2018

The Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program serves to increase access to multi-user scientific and engineering instrumentation for research and research training in our Nation's institutions of higher education and not-for-profit scientific/engineering research organizations. An MRI award supports the acquisition or development of a multi-user research instrument that is, in general, too costly and/or not appropriate for support through other NSF programs.

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award (YFA)

  • By Ke Xu
  • 14 August 2018

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award (YFA) program aims to identify and engage rising stars in junior faculty positions in academia and equivalent positions at non-profit research institutions and expose them to Department of Defense (DoD) and National Security challenges and needs. In particular, this YFA will provide high-impact funding to elite researchers early in their careers to develop innovative new research directions in the context of enabling transformative DoD capabilities. The long-term goal of the program is to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers in the research community who will focus a significant portion of their future careers on DoD and National Security issues. DARPA is particularly interested in identifying outstanding researchers who have previously not been performers on DARPA programs, but the program is open to all qualified applicants with innovative research ideas.

NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM)

  • By Ke Xu
  • 7 August 2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program provides awards to Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to fund scholarships and to advance the adaptation, implementation, and study of effective evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities that support recruitment, retention, transfer (if appropriate), student success, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM.

ONR Young Investigator Program

  • By Ke Xu
  • 31 July 2018

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is interested in receiving proposals for its Young Investigator Program (YIP). ONR's YIP seeks to identify and support academic scientists and engineers who are in their first or second full-time tenure-track or tenure-track-equivalent academic appointment, who have received their doctorate or equivalent degree on or after 01 January 2011, and who show exceptional promise for doing creative research. Proposals addressing research areas described in the ONR science and technology (S&T) department section of ONR's website, which are of interest to ONR program officers and division directors will be considered. Contact information for each division (a subgroup of an S&T department) is also listed within that section. Potential applicants may contact the appropriate division director or the program officer who is the point-of-contact for a specific technical area, to discuss their research ideas.