Alliance Consortia Quantum grants

Call for proposals: Supporting coordinated quantum research and innovation across Canada

How to apply

Applications will be accepted at any time until October 16, 2023, before 8:00 pm (ET).

For this call for proposals, you may apply for only one Alliance Consortia Quantum grant as the principal applicant.

If you hold an active Alliance Consortia Quantum grant from your participation as an applicant or co-applicant for a previous call for proposals, and you intend to submit a new application to this call, you must discuss and explain in your new proposal any relationship and/or overlap, conceptual or financial, between the two applications. Otherwise, your new proposal will not be accepted. This information will be considered in the merit assessment of your new application.

You may concurrently apply, as the principal applicant or as a co-applicant, to other Alliance funding opportunities, including Alliance Quantum grants, to support separate projects. The grants must cover distinct expenses; no duplication of funding is permitted.

To start your application:

  1. Log in to NSERC's online system and choose Create a new form 101.
  2. Select Research partnerships programs, then Alliance grants.
  3. For the Proposal type field, select Full proposal.
  4. For the Type of call field, select Consortia Quantum - Coordinated research and innovation from the drop-down menu.
  5. Following the instructions for completing an Alliance Quantum grant application, fill out the Alliance Quantum grants proposal template and complete the other sections of your application.
  6. In the case where your application involves one or more partner organizations from the private sector, including when they participate alongside other partner organizations from the public and/or not-for-profit sectors, also complete the National Security Guidelines for Research Partnerships' risk assessment form.
  7. Submit your completed application and supporting documents, including the personal data form with CCV attachment for yourself and all co-applicants, through NSERC's online system. The contact person you listed for your partner organization(s) will be invited through the online system to provide information about the organization following the partner organization instructions.

By submitting your application, you and your co-applicants (when applicable) agree to the terms and conditions of applying for applicants. By participating in your application, your partner organizations agree to the terms and conditions of applying for partner organizations.

Equity, diversity and inclusion

NSERC is acting on the evidence that achieving a more equitable, diverse and inclusive Canadian research enterprise is essential to creating the excellent, innovative and impactful research necessary to advance knowledge and understanding, and to respond to local, national and global challenges. This principle informs the commitments described in the Tri-agency statement on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI)and is aligned with the objectives of theTri-agency EDI action plan.

Excellent research considers EDI both in the research environment (forming a research team, student training) and in the research process. For Alliance grants, EDI considerations are currently evaluated in the training, mentorship and professional development opportunities for students and trainees. The aim is to remove barriers to the recruitment and promote full participation of individuals from underrepresented groups, including women, Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis), persons with disabilities, members of visible minority/racialized groups and members of 2SLGBTQI+ communities. Applicants are encouraged to increase the inclusion and advancement of underrepresented groups as one way to enhance the excellence in research and training. For additional guidance, applicants should refer to Alliance grants: Equity, diversity and inclusion in your training plan and the NSERC guide on integrating equity, diversity and inclusion considerations in research.

What's next?
Review of your application
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Application deadline
October 16, 2023

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