(August 18, 2022) The National Science Foundation (NSF) released a Dear Colleague Letter on July 21, 2022 on International Collaboration Supplements in Quantum Information Science and Engineering Research. With this 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, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom are of particular interest, requests for international supplements to collaborate with other countries will also be considered.
This opportunity is another example of NSF’s commitment to supporting international collaboration, and it replaces a similar Dear Colleague Letter from last year.
The Dear Colleague Letter is available at https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2022/nsf22108/nsf22108.jsp.