Alliance Quantum grants

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External Deadline: no deadline - proposals accepted until October 31, 2023


Call for proposals: Strengthening Canada’s quantum research and innovation capacity

Quantum science is the study, manipulation and control of systems at the atomic and subatomic level. Quantum technologies are at the leading edge of science and innovation, both in Canada and worldwide. They will support the growth and transformation of key sectors, enable new economic opportunities and help advance a range of benefits for society. Canada is a leader in quantum research, and Canadian scientists are well positioned to capitalize on these opportunities.

Alliance Quantum grants will reinforce, coordinate and scale up Canada’s domestic research capabilities in quantum science and technology through partnerships between university researchers and organizations from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors. This funding opportunity will be delivered through various calls for proposals, of which Strengthening Canada’s quantum research and innovation capacity is the first.

Your proposal may address any challenges in quantum science, but its thrust must support the development of any of the following areas of quantum technologies:

  • quantum algorithms/encryption
  • quantum communications
  • quantum computing
  • quantum materials
  • quantum sensing

Collaborations that synergistically couple any of these quantum technology thrusts to other research topics in the natural sciences and engineering would be accepted.

Grant support ranges from $50,000 to $300,000 per year, for a duration of up to five years. NSERC will provide support for 100% of the eligible costs of research. Although partner organizations do not need to provide cash contributions to participate, they must actively play a role in the project and support it through in-kind contributions. A broad range of in-kind contributions could be made toward a project; refer to the Partner organizations web page for additional information.

You can apply at any time; there is no deadline. This funding opportunity will be available and will accept applications on an ongoing basis until October 31, 2023, 8:00 p.m. (ET). Applications will be evaluated as they are received.

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Funding Sources

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: May 19, 2022