University of Alaska Fairbanks

The Quantum Sensing Challenges for Transformational Advances in Quantum Systems (QuSeC-TAQS) program supports interdisciplinary teams of three (3) or more investigators to explore highly innovative, original, and potentially transformative research on quantum sensing. The QuSeC-TAQS program supports coordinated efforts to develop and apply quantum sensor systems, with demonstrations resulting in proof of principle or field-testing of concepts and platforms that can benefit society. The QuSeC-TAQS program aligns with recommendations articulated in the strategy report, Bringing Quantum Sensors to Fruition, that was produced by the National Science and Technology Council Subcommittee on Quantum Information Science, under the auspices of the National Quantum Initiative.

For this limited submission opportunity, the office of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Vice Chancellor for Research (VCR) is soliciting white papers from UAF students and faculty. White paper guidelines are available at

For additional details, please visit the NSF site note the following dates:

October 21, 2022, 5:00 p.m. AKST: White paper submission for UAF-wide competition. White papers with budgets must be received by 5:00 p.m. on or before the internal submission deadline. White papers should be submitted through the UAF Limited Submission & White Paper Application form available at

November 4, 2022: Based on recommendations of the Limited Submission Committee, the VCR will notify the selected PIs. OGCA will also communicate this decision to relevant department fiscal/proposal staff.

December 2, 2022, 5:00 p.m. AKST: Preliminary Proposal is due to OGCA after unit preparation and approval are completed.

December 16, 2022, 5:00 p.m. AKST: Preliminary Proposal is due for submission NSF.

March 23, 2023, 5:00 p.m. AKST: Full Proposal is due to OGCA.

April 3, 2023, 5:00 p.m. AKST: Full Proposal is due NSF.