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NSF: Expanding Capacity in Quantum Information Science and Engineering (ExpandQISE) TRACK 2 NSF 22-561

This program's TRACK 2 ... 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.

Specifically, the program is open to higher education applicants that do not at the present time have faculty members engaged in QISE research to any notable extent. Track 2 is designed for small- to medium-scale teams of 2 to 5 collaborators, also paired with one or more external co-PIs with deep QISE research expertise as noted above.

USC may submit only two proposals to this TRACK 2 solicitation.

Your application submission(s) MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research. Please send a biosketch and a two page abstract via email to Richard White ( by February 8, 2022.

NSF indicates that a letter of intent IS REQUIRED by April 1, 2022 and a full proposal is due by May 6, 2022. For more information:

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