The Unitary Fund Declares Grant For Quantum Computing

The Unitary Fund had started a new program for supporting the development of open source projects for quantum computing.
 
The Unitary Fund has announced for offering six grants of up to $2,000 for developers working on open source quantum computing projects.
 
The fund was created by William Zeng, who is the head of quantum cloud services for the quantum computing company Rigetti with the thought of developing tools and debuggers, application-specific tools, compilers and other services to develop for quantum computers.
 
In a blog post, Mr. Zeng says that "My thesis for what’s happening here is that we are codifying, in open source software, the mathematics of quantum computing that has been developed over the last few decades. This makes the field more accessible and interactive. It allows us to progress faster, together. It is much more effective to stand on the shoulders of giants when you can import them as an API. I wish I’d had these tools in grad school or had support to work on them earlier."
 
He also told that they will be working on some areas -
 
  • Debugging and developer tools for variational quantum programming
  • Optimizing compilers
  • Application specific tools (like what OpenFermion does for quantum chemistry)
  • Anything that makes it easier to develop for quantum computers
 
You can apply from here
 
To learn more, you can go through the official post