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AUSMURI 2022 Opportunity Announced

AUSMURI 2022 Opportunity Announced.

Australian universities are invited to submit proposals under the Australia-US International Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (AUSMURI) 2022 designated topics Control Theory for Novel Quantum Error Correction and Building Overall Cognitive Capability through Attention Control.

AUSMURI is part of Defence's Next Generation Technologies Fund (NGTF) and Australian universities selected to be part of Australia-US collaborative research projects through the US Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program may be eligible for funding up to a maximum of AUD$1 million a year over three years, with a possible extension for a further two years.

The topics for AUSMURI funding has been selected by Defence from topics announced by the US Department of Defense MURI program.

Topic Selection

The designated topic, ‘Control Theory for Novel Quantum Error Correction’ is aligned with the Quantum NGTF Theme.

Quantum NGTF

Competition for technology advantage and talent is rapidly increasing. Quantum technologies are listed as a National Critical Technology.

This project will explore novel and more efficient quantum error correction codes (QECs) using quantum control techniques, both fundamentally derived and data-driven. It will advance the state of control theory by investigating novel control problems in error correction of quantum systems.

The Concepts and techniques may support the development of quantum systems and achieve the next generation of quantum enabled networks, sensors and computers for Defence.

The designated topic, 'Building Overall Cognitive Capability through Attention Control' aligns with Enhanced Human Performance NGTF Theme.

This topic seeks a deeper formal understanding of the neural and psychological bases of Attention Control and the exploitation of this understanding to develop training techniques that will enhance this foundational capability.

The Concepts and techniques may support the development of:

  • Cognitive baselining at scale
  • Cognitive Gym: Isolate, Overload, Recover
  • Training gains tracking: data-driven instruction
  • Brain-fit for duty: assessment & monitoring

If an Australian university is selected to be part of a US–Australia collaborative research project, the Australian University can apply for AUSMURI funding.

White Papers for the prerequisite MURI Round 2022/23 close on 16 May 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern (US) Time. Applications for the prerequisite MURI Round 2022/23 must be received no later than 09 September 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern (US) Time.

Deadline for White Paper inquiries and questions is 02 May 2022.
Deadline for Application inquiries and questions is 26 August 2022.

Go to the AUSMURI grant page for more information about the program and how to apply.