Last May we wrote about a new Research Credit Program at IonQ that would provide up to $10,000 in computer time credits for approved projects at accredited academic institutions. Apparently, IonQ was so pleased with the result, that they have just announced they are now accepting applications for a second cohort for this program. The credits can be used to access the IonQ quantum computer directly at IonQ or through one of their cloud partners (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform). The credits can be used for such things as proof(s) of concepts, algorithms and applications research, evaluation or comparison between hardware platforms, workshops, or teaching, developing or maintaining open source software or other interesting applications such as games, art or other things. The deadline for submitting a proposal is November 16, 2021. Additional information is available in a news release located on the IonQ website here, a Call for Proposals page here, an FAQ document available here, and the application form here.

September 20, 2021