Composed of five research teams, Boise State’s Quantum DNA (qDNA) Research Group does not shy away from a challenge. In the fall of 2019, the group was in the early stages of implementing two new, large grants: one from the Office of Naval Research (ONR; $3.7 million over three years) to study quantum computing and one from the Department of Energy (DOE), Basic Energy Science’s (BES) Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) to study quantum entanglement. The latter grant was structured to be executed in phases, with the initial phase funded at $3 million over two years and two subsequent phases (up to $5 million over two years each) funded based on performance and competitive renewal proposals. Following external peer review of a completely new Phase II proposal, DOE recently announced that Boise State was selected to receive its Phase II renewal grant of $5 million as part of a broader announcement of funded energy-related research projects.
For more information about this award, read the qDNA Research Group’s full press release at: https://www.boisestate.edu/nano/2021/09/17/qdna-research-group-awarded-5m-renewal-grant-from-the-department-of-energy/