Questions & Answers

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Questions and Answers

  • Question: September 24, 2014

    What are the acceptable whitepaper/proposal file types (MS Word, Adobe .pdf, etc.) and are there specific instructions for formatting (i.e. margins, fonts, etc.)?

    Answer:

    Yes, there are specific instructions for formatting and file types for the White Paper and Proposals. Please refer to the BAA W911NF-12-R-0011 (http://www.arl.army.mil/www/pages/8/Mod2_ARL_BAA_revsept13.pdf).

  • Question: September 08, 2014

    Must the lead PI be at a US institution?

    Answer:

    No

  • Question: September 02, 2014

    Can other government organizations (e.g. NIST) support certain specific critical elements, maybe functions of nodes (e.g. entanglement generation or distribution), and work directly with ARL to do so? Would submission of a whitepaper describing this kind of support be appropriate to start this involvement?

    Answer:

    No. Any Government to Government working relationships would be handled outside of this Whitepaper/BAA process by contacting the Technical Point of Contact listed in the Special Announcement.

  • Question: August 19, 2014

    Are the participants for the CDQI proposals limited to US universities, or US citizens? Are other government organizations (e.g. NIST), or international universities eligible as participants (but presumably not as lead PIs...). Paul kwiat

    Answer:

    No, For Government organizations, ARL will work directly with any interested federal Government entity.

  • Question: August 18, 2014

    Would proposal submissions involving one or more critical elements of a distributed quantum system (e.g. quantum memory) be considered in-scope for submission purposes, or must compliant proposals address all elements described for a distributed quantum network?

    Answer:

    Only the most highly rated Whitepapers will receive an invitation from the Government to submit a Proposal. A highly rated Whitepaper will address all elements described for a distributed quantum network.

  • Question: August 18, 2014

    Is participation by foreign universities allowed under this Special Notice, either as a prime contractor or as a sub-contractor role?

    Answer:

    Yes. Eligible applicants under this BAA include degree-granting universities, nonprofit organizations, or industrial concerns. There is no restriction on the place of performance included in the BAA.

  • Question: August 18, 2014

    Given the Special Notice released by ARL specifies that proposals must be submitted through www.grants.gov, is industry participation allowed, either as a prime contractor or as a sub-contractor role?

    Answer:

    Yes, industry can participate as either a prime or subcontractor. However, fee/profit is not allowed in a cooperative agreement in accordance with the regulations.

  • Question: August 15, 2014

    Do non-US institutions qualify to subcontract to a proposal led by a US-based institution?

    Answer:

    Yes. Eligible applicants under this BAA include degree-granting universities, nonprofit organizations, or industrial concerns. There is no restriction on the place of performance included in the BAA.

  • Question: August 15, 2014

    Are foreign collaborators allowed to participate in, and to obtain funding from, this program, as members of a US-based proposal team?

    Answer:

    Yes. Eligible applicants under this BAA include degree-granting universities, nonprofit organizations, or industrial concerns. There is no restriction on the place of performance included in the BAA.

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