[USC02] 15 USC 8841: Quantum information science research and education program
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15 USC 8841: Quantum information science research and education program Text contains those laws in effect on January 24, 2021
From Title 15-COMMERCE AND TRADECHAPTER 114-NATIONAL QUANTUM INITIATIVESUBCHAPTER III-NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION QUANTUM ACTIVITIES
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§8841. Quantum information science research and education program

(a) In general

The Director of the National Science Foundation shall carry out a basic research and education program on quantum information science and engineering, including the competitive award of grants to institutions of higher education or eligible nonprofit organizations (or consortia thereof).

(b) Program components

(1) In general

In carrying out the program under subsection (a), the Director of the National Science Foundation shall carry out activities that-

(A) support basic interdisciplinary quantum information science and engineering research; and

(B) support human resources development in all aspects of quantum information science and engineering.

(2) Requirements

The activities described in paragraph (1) shall include-

(A) using the existing programs of the National Science Foundation, in collaboration with other Federal departments and agencies, as appropriate-

(i) to improve the teaching and learning of quantum information science and engineering at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels; and

(ii) to increase participation in the quantum fields, including by individuals identified in sections 1885a and 1885b of title 42;


(B) formulating goals for quantum information science and engineering research and education activities to be supported by the National Science Foundation;

(C) leveraging the collective body of knowledge from existing quantum information science and engineering research and education activities;

(D) coordinating research efforts funded through existing programs across the directorates of the National Science Foundation; and

(E) engaging with other Federal departments and agencies, research communities, and potential users of information produced under this section.

(c) Graduate traineeships

The Director of the National Science Foundation may establish a program to provide traineeships to graduate students at institutions of higher education within the United States who are citizens of the United States and who choose to pursue masters or doctoral degrees in quantum information science.

( Pub. L. 115–368, title III, §301, Dec. 21, 2018, 132 Stat. 5099 .)