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Request for Application for Joint Quantum Institute and Joint Center for Quantum Information in Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park

Post Date

January 11th 2016

Application Due Date

April 1st 2016

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)

Cooperative Agreement

Funding Activity Categories

Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Number of Awards


Eligibility Categories


The only eligible applicant is the University of Maryland College Park. The proposed award is an institutional award under the Department of Commerce Grants and Cooperative Agreement Manual (March 1, 2013), Chapter 6.A.2., and Chapter 3.A.29.


  • Award Range:

    $None - $None

Grant Description

This request for application is presented to the University of Maryland College Park, a constituent institution of the University System of Maryland, itself a public agency and instrumentality of the State of Maryland, located in College Park, Maryland, (hereinafter referred to as the ЯUniversityН or ЯUMCPН). The National Institute of Standards and Technology (ЯNISTН) has a long history of collaboration with the University in research areas such as Atomic, Molecular, and Optical (AMO) Physics; Condensed Matter (CM) Physics, Quantum Physics, and Quantum Information Science (QIS) including its relevance to computer science, mathematics, and engineering. In an effort to continue this collaborative effort, the NIST invites the University to apply for continued support of the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) and the Joint Center for Quantum Information in Computer Science (QuICS), which are joint enterprises between the NIST and the UMCP, with the support and participation of the National Security Agency / Central Security Service Research Directorate (ЯNSA/CSS RDН or ЯRDН). The JQI and QuICS are currently institutes/centers with facilities shared by the NIST, the University, and the RD that is primarily housed by the University. The JQI and QuICS in addition to current and future housing receive other resources from the University.

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Department of Commerce

  • Office:

    National Institute of Standards and Technology

  • Agency Contact:

    Christopher Hunton
    Management and Program Analyst
    Phone 301-975-5718

  • Agency Mailing Address:

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