NRC Quantum algorithms for scientific discovery – Call for proposals (EOI)

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Memorial Deadline: RIS review not required for EOI

External Deadline: Friday 10th, November 2023


The National Research Council of Canada’s Applied Quantum Computing (AQC) Challenge program is launching a call for proposals to support Canada’s National Quantum Strategy. The call aims to enable collaboration between thought leaders in Canada’s quantum computing community to develop novel use cases for fault-tolerant quantum computers of the future, to solve hard problems with the potential for exponential improvements in efficiency over the best classical techniques.

The AQC Challenge program focuses on quantum applications and software that will enable scientific discovery and deliver new technologies for human health, climate change and advanced materials with far-reaching benefits to society.

The NRC is Canada’s federal research and development organization. Our mission is to have an impact by advancing knowledge, applying leading-edge technologies and working with other innovators to find creative, relevant and sustainable solutions to Canada’s current and future economic, social and environmental challenges.

AQC is enabled by the Collaborative Science, Technology and Innovation program with the goal of supporting collaborative research to stimulate early and creative R∓D ideas. Hosted by the Digital Technologies Research Centre, AQC leverages the expertise of NRC science professionals. As a result, this call requires collaboration between NRC researchers and external applicants.

This call encompasses 3 funding streams, all of which require collaboration with an NRC partner:

  1. Quantum algorithms for Hamiltonian simulation
  2. Quantum algorithms for linear algebra
  3. Quantum algorithms for differential equations

Key dates, deadlines and steps

  • November 10, 2023: Expression of interest (EOI) submission deadline
  • November 20, 2023: NRC sends out invitations for a full project proposal (FPP)
  • January 9, 2024: FPP submission deadline
  • February 2024: Notification of results
  • February to May 2024: Funding disbursed and project starts

See here for more information.

Funding Sources

National Research Council of Canada (NRC)

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: October 24, 2023