(CLOSED) DE-FOA-0002449 Materials and Chemical Sciences Research for Quantum Information Science

Sponsor Name: 
DOE - Basic Energy Sciences
Description of the Award: 

The DOE SC program in Basic Energy Sciences (BES) announces its interest in receiving applications from single investigators and from teams for support of experimental and theoretical efforts to advance understanding of quantum phenomena in systems that could be used for quantum information science (QIS) and the use of quantum computing in chemical and materials sciences research. New and renewal applications are invited in two topical areas: 1) Quantum Computing; and 2) Next-Generation Quantum Systems.

A pre-application is required for both new and renewal applications and must be submitted by the date indicated on the cover of the FOA. Applicant institutions are limited to submission of no more than 2 pre-applications as the lead institution. There is no limit on the number of pre-applications on which an institution may appear as a partner (not the lead institution).

Any review will be based on the following criteria:

  1. Responsiveness to the objectives of the FOA.
  2. Scientific and technical merit.
  3. Appropriateness of the proposed research approaches.
  4. Likelihood of scientific impact.
Limit (Number of applicants permitted per institution): 
Sponsor LOI Deadline: 
Jan 27, 2021
Sponsor Final Deadline: 
Apr 21, 2021
OVPR Application or NOI Instructions: 

Interested applicants should upload the following documents in sequence in one PDF file (File name: Last name_DOE-FOA-0002449_2020 no later than 4:00 p.m. on the internal submission deadline:

1. Cover Letter (1 page, pdf):

  • Descriptive title of proposed activity
  • PI name, departmental affiliations(s) and contact information
  • Co-PI's names and departmental affiliation(s)
  • Names of other key personnel
  • Participating institution(s)
  • Number and title of this funding opportunity

2. Project Description (no more than two pages, pdf) identifying the project scope that addresses the key aspects and elements of the sponsor's solicitation, principal investigators, collaborators, and partner organizations.

3. 2-page CV's of Investigators

Formatting Guidelines:

Font/size: Times New Roman (12 pt.)
Document margins: 1.0” (top, bottom, left and right)
Standard paper size (8 ½” x 11)
Questions concerning the limited submissions process may be submitted to limitedsubs@psu.edu.

To be considered as a Penn State institutional nominee, please submit a notice of intent by the date provided directly below.
This limited submission is in downselect: 
Penn State may only submit a specific number of proposals to this funding opportunity. The number of NOIs received require that an internal competition take place, thus, a downselect process has commenced. No Penn State researchers may apply to this opportunity outside of this downselect process. To apply for this limited submission, please use this link:
OVPR Downselect Deadline: 
Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 4:00pm
Shengxi Huang (CoE); Swaroop Ghosh (CoE)