(June 23, 2023) The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Research Cooperation. The MOU provides a framework to encourage collaboration between U.S. and Swiss research communities and sets out the principles by which jointly supported activities might be developed. The MOU provides for an international collaboration arrangement whereby U.S. researchers may receive funding from NSF and Swiss researchers may receive funding from SNSF.
A webinar is taking place on Tuesday, June 27, at 10 am ET to share information on the associated Lead Agency Opportunity and answer questions. Programs that fund quantum information science and engineering are participating.
The United States and Switzerland recently signed a joint statement on cooperation in quantum information science and technology. This NSF-SNSF Lead Agency Opportunity provides a mechanism to support collaborative research projects on quantum information science and other topics by allowing American and Swiss researchers to submit a proposal that will undergo a single review process.