Department of Energy to Provide $25 Million toward Development of a Quantum Internet

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a plan to provide $25 million for basic research toward the development of a quantum internet.

The objective of today’s announcement is to advance strategic research priorities through the design, development, and demonstration of a regional scale – intra-city or inter-city – quantum internet testbed.

Applications will be open to all 17 DOE laboratories, with awards selected competitively based on peer review. Total planned funding is up to $25 million over five years, with $20 million in outyear funding contingent on congressional appropriations. Read the full release here.


To learn more about the National Quantum Initiative’s approach to quantum network research, check out  A Coordinated Approach to Quantum Networking Research.