Suitable topic areas to address in EAGER proposals and supplemental funding request include (but are not limited to):
quantum algorithms for the simulation of chemical systems, including hybrid quantum-classical algorithms;
identification and exploration of the boundaries between classical and quantum computation in relation to chemical applications;
quantum machine learning for chemistry;
quantum optical tools for chemistry;
bottom-up design, synthesis, and application of chemical qubits;
quantum control of chemical processes;
advanced quantum readout techniques for molecular quantum systems;
topologically-protected molecular excitations that control and probe molecular energy transfer pathways via strong-coupling;
control and monitoring of chemical reactions using optical cavities and single-molecule polaritons; and
multidimensional optical spectroscopy for quantum information processing.
Submission Due Date: May 1, 2018
Planning Grants for Engineering Research Centers (ERC)
The ERC program is placing greater emphasis on research that leads to societal impact, including convergent approaches, engaging stakeholder communities, and strengthening team formation, in response to the NASEM study recommendations. The ERC program intends to support planning activities leading to convergent research team formation and capacity-building within the engineering community. This planning grant pilot initiative is designed to foster and facilitate the engineering community’s thinking about how to form convergent research collaborations. To participate in the upcoming ERC competition, one is not required to submit a planning grant proposal nor to receive a planning grant.