Quantum Information Science (QIS)

Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) supports fundamental research for public benefit in quantum computing and networking relevant to DOE’s science and energy mission. Research opportunities were identified in the ASCR Reports, DOE ASCR Workshop on Quantum Computing for Science, ASCR Workshop on Quantum Computing Testbeds for Science, Quantum Networks for Open Science, and A Quantum Path Forward. ASCR’s workshop reports can be found here.

ASCR issued its first funding opportunities in quantum information science (QIS) in FY2017, with additional calls in subsequent years. The awards span quantum algorithms, software stack, and networks and range in size from single investigators to large teams at multiple institutions. In addition, ASCR supports QIS infrastructure for the research community through the Quantum Testbeds program in the Research and Evaluation Prototypes activity.

SC Statement on Quantum Information Science

The Office of Science discusses the emerging and cross-cutting field of Quantum Information Science (QIS) in a Dear Colleague Letter here.

Press Releases and Award Lists

Award abstracts and information about awards made prior to FY 2018 can be found here.

Past Funding Opportunities

  • FY 2021: Entanglement Management and Control in Transparent Optical Quantum Networks (FOA)
  • FY 2021: Quantum Internet to Accelerate Scientific Discovery (Lab)
  • FY 2020 National Quantum Information Science Research Centers (University| Lab)
  • FY 2019 Accelerated Research in Quantum Computing (ARQC) (University| Lab)
  • FY 2019 Transparent Optical Quantum Networks for Distributed Science (Lab)
  • FY 2018 Exploratory Research for Extreme-Scale Science: Quantum Computing
    Application Teams (QCATS) (Lab)
  • FY 2018 Quantum Testbed Pathfinder (University| Lab)
  • FY 2018 Quantum Testbeds for Science (Lab)


Claire Cramer

Carol Hawk

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