NSF Dear Colleague Letter: International Collaboration Supplements in Quantum Information Science and Engineering Research

With this National Science Foundation (NSF 20-063) Dear Colleague Letter, NSF invites requests for supplemental funding from existing quantum information science and engineering research awardees to add a new — or strengthen an existing — international dimension to their award. International collaboration should advance fundamental knowledge and discovery in quantum fields and enhance the NSF Principal Investigator’s (PI) own research and/or education objectives as outlined in the existing NSF award. Supplemental funding requests should represent mutual benefit and true intellectual collaboration with international partners. International collaborations may consist of short-term visits (up to 1 month) to establish relationships or mid- to long-term visits (up to 12 months) to engage in research activities. While collaboration with Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, South Korea, and the UK are of particular interest, requests for international supplements to collaborate with other countries will also be considered.

Requests must be submitted by NSF prior to May 1 to be considered for funding in this Government Fiscal Year (October 1 to September 30).  If you plan to submit a proposal for this solicitation, please have your final proposal ready for submission no later than April 27, 2020.  The Office of Sponsored Research and Programs can assist you.