NSF - Expanding Capacity in Quantum Information Science and Engineering (ExpandQISE) - NSF 23-551


This is a revision of NSF 22-561, the solicitation entitled “Expanding Capacity in Quantum Information Science and Engineering (ExpandQISE)”.

The solicitation has been revised as follows:

  • The submission deadlines have been revised.
  • Proposals only may be submitted by Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) not currently classified as a Doctoral University with "Very High Research Activity (R1 institutions) according to the Carnegie Classification. All accredited IHEs, including R1 institutions, are eligible to participate as partnering institutions funded through subawards.
  • Requirement to submit Eligibility Letters was removed
  • Eligibility was removed from the list of Solicitation-Specific Review Criteria
  • US Department of Energy is added as institutional partner

The NSF Expanding Capacity in Quantum Information Science and Engineering (ExpandQISE) program aims to increase research capacity and broaden participation in Quantum Information Science and Engineering (QISE) and related disciplines through the creation of a diversified investment portfolio in research and education that will lead to scientific and engineering breakthroughs, while securing a talent pipeline in a field where workforce needs of industry, government and academia continue to outgrow the available talent.

The ExpandQISE program helps build and maintain a close connection between new efforts and existing impactful work in research, research training, education, outreach, and broadening participation done at the existing QISE Centers such as, for example but not limited to NSF QLCI Institutes, DOE National Research Centers, NSF Quantum Foundries, or leading QISE research Institutions, while creating and nurturing necessary critical mass at Institutions not yet fully involved in QISE. In keeping with the NSF goal of increasing the participation of all members of society in the scientific enterprise, institutions from EPSCoR jurisdictions, and institutions at which more than 50% of enrolled students come from groups that are currently under-represented in the sciences, e.g. minority-serving institutions (MSIs), are especially encouraged to apply.

For more information, read the full solicitation: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2023/nsf23551/nsf23551.htm#pgm_desc_txt

Letter of Intent (Track 2) Due Date: March 10, 2023 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)

Full Proposal Deadline: April 24, 2023 (due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time)


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