Quantum Information Science (QIS)

Basic Energy Sciences (BES) supports fundamental research for public benefit in materials and chemical sciences to advance our understanding of quantum phenomena in systems that could be used for QIS, and the use of quantum computing in chemical and materials sciences research. Priority Research Opportunities for experimental and theoretical research were identified in the BES Reports, Basic Energy Sciences Roundtable on Opportunities for Quantum Computing in Chemical and Materials Sciences, Basic Energy Sciences Roundtable on Opportunities for Basic Research for Next-Generation Quantum Systems, and Basic Research Needs Workshop on Quantum Materials for Energy Relevant Technology.

BES issued its first funding opportunity for experimental and theoretical efforts to advance materials and chemical sciences research for quantum information science (QIS) in FY2018, with additional calls in subsequent years.  The awards span the BES portfolio, and range in size from single investigators to large teams at multiple institutions.  In addition, BES supports QIS infrastructure at the Nanoscale Research Centers and Scientific User Facilities for the research community.

Open Funding Opportunities
Department of Energy Announces $625 Million for New Quantum Centers (FOA PDF)

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.


Award Lists and Abstracts


Past Funding Opportunities

  • FY 2019 Basic Energy Sciences Materials and Chemical Sciences Research for Quantum Information Science (University | Lab)
  • FY 2018 Basic Energy Sciences Materials and Chemical Sciences Research for Quantum Information Science (University | Lab)
  • FY 2018 Basic Energy Sciences Quantum Information Science and Research Infrastructure for NSRCs (Lab)
  • FY 2018 Basic Energy Sciences Energy Frontier Research Centers (University and Lab)

Contacts

Dr. Matthias Graf and Dr. Thomas Settersten.