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QuantEmX Guidelines

Last updated on August 18, 2016

The QuantEmX Guidelines are also available in PDF format here: QuantEmX Guidelines (PDF)

QuantEmX Award Types

1) Short Term Exchange Awards (Duration: 2 – 3 weeks) for junior or senior scientists to carry out 2-3 week research visits to other labs or suitable research facilities (such as light sources, neutron scattering labs, or high field magnet labs)
2) Long Term Exchange Awards (Duration: 6 – 8 weeks)  for junior or senior scientists to initiate new research with other labs.
3) Senior Scientist Exchange Awards (Duration: 2 – 8 weeks) – ICAM senior scientists to carry out research visits at other ICAM institutions or suitable research facilities.

Eligibility

1) Members of research groups funded by the Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems (EPiQS) initiative can apply for exchange with any other research group in the world, i.e., the other group does not have to be part of either EPiQS or ICAM.

2) ICAM members (senior and junior**) who are not EPiQS grantees can apply for exchange with other ICAM groups. Limited funding will be available for exchanges in which the other group is not part of ICAM.


**ICAM Junior Scientists: ICAM defines Junior Scientists as undergraduate or graduate students, or postdoctoral researchers within five (5) years of getting their PhD. Junior Scientists may not hold a university tenure track faculty position or be on the staff of a national or industrial laboratory.

QuantEmX Steering Committee

Piers Coleman [Rutgers], Daniel Cox [UC Davis], Rajiv Singh [UC Davis], and Khandker Quader [Kent State], EPiQS Researchers Dmitri Basov [Columbia], Collin Broholm [Johns Hopkins], Jak Chakalian [Rutgers], Sang Cheong [Rutgers], and Emilia Morosan [Rice], Laura Greene [Florida State/NHMFL], Bernhard Keimer [Stuttgart]

The Application Process

Applications will be reviewed by the steering committee on a quarterly basis until filled each year. Processing an application typically takes a few weeks, longer if the original submittal is incomplete. Applicants should also allow several months to obtain their VISA, if applicable.  The table below shows the deadlines, award times, and travel dates for the coming year. Interested Applicants should review the QuantEmX Guidelines before applying.

                                                 
Application WindowAward NotificationTravel Dates
August 1 - September 15, 2016By September 30, 2016October 1, 2016 - March 31,  2017
September 16, 2016-Nov.  30, 2016By December 31,2017January 1, 2017 - June 30,  2017
December 1, 2016 - February 28, 2017By March 31, 2017April 1, 2017 - September 20, 2017
March 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017By June 30, 2017July 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017

Required Documents

Applicants must furnish the documentation listed below.

Short Term Exchange Awards (Duration: 2 – 3 weeks)


• Applicant Curriculum Vitae (CV) – one page max
• Host Mentor Curriculum Vitae (CV) – two pages max
• One page proposal; must include budget
• One letter of recommendation from Applicant’s Current Mentor – one page max
• Proposal details

Long Term Exchange Awards (Duration: 6 – 8 weeks)


• Applicant Curriculum Vitae (CV) – one page max
• Host Mentor Curriculum Vitae (CV) – two pages max
• Three page proposal; must include budget
o Proposal details
• One letter of recommendation from Applicant’s Current Mentor – one page max

Senior Scientist Exchange Awards (Duration: 2 – 8 weeks)


• Applicant Curriculum Vitae (CV) – one page max
• Host Curriculum Vitae (CV) – two pages max
• Three page proposal; must include budget
o Proposal details
• Invitation letter from Host – one page max

Terms of the Award

QuantEmX Exchange Awards are travel awards for research collaborations, typically lasting 2 – 8 weeks. As such ICAM will reimburse the traveler for airfare, meals and incidentals, and lodging per diem at a rate determined by the U.S. General Services Administration (www.gsa.gov) based on the host locale. Reimbursement is processed after the travel has ended. Please refer to the QuantEmX Reimbursement page for information on allowable costs and the reimbursement process. QuantEmX travel should be carried out as close as possible to the original proposed dates and completed within 3 months of the original proposed dates.  Delays beyond this time frame will require a complete re-application to QuantEmX.

Reporting and Outreach Responsibilities

All reports and publications must be emailed to icamadmin@ucdavis.edu.

1. Write a brief (1-2 pages) report outlining the research and collaborative results of your travel exchange. Collaborations developed during or because of your visit should be detailed as this is the purpose of the award.
2. Submit any publications (from pre-print to final) that resulted from this award.
3. Acknowledge the Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (ICAM) and The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation on all publications and presentations.
4. Use the ICAM and The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation logos on publications and other documents when possible. (See the Acknowledgements/Grants page for logos.)


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