The National Science Foundation published NSF 21-033, “Advancing Quantum Education and Workforce Development” in December 2020. This Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) encourages submission of proposals for projects that will motivate and prepare students for quantum industries of the future. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is interested in preparation of students for quantum information science and engineering (QISE) at all levels and in all settings, both formal and informal. The DCL provides information and links for existing NSF funding opportunities in the NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources that can support education-related research and development to prepare a diverse QISE workforce.

The NSF program directors will present and answer questions about this DCL and how it relates to each of the EHR programs included.


NSF program directors held two previous sessions and recordings are available of this series of webinars.


This webinar featureed the following NSF Programs:


  • Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
  • CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) and Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Program (SaTC-EDU) 
  • Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
  • Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE)
  • Inclusion across the Nation of Communities of Learners of Underrepresented Discoverers in Engineering and Science (INCLUDES)
  • Research on Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Learning (RETTL)
NSF Webinar for Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 21-033):
Advancing Quantum Education and Workforce Development
August 27, 2021  |  1-2:30pm ET

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