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 8:00 p.m. (ET) on October 21, 2022.

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

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 grant application, fill out the proposal template and complete the other sections of your application. Delete the Public impact value proposition section from the proposal template. It does not apply to Alliance Consortia Quantum grants, even though NSERC provides support for 100% of the eligible costs of research.
  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).

You are encouraged to consider sex, gender and diversity in the project's research design. Diversity and gender equity should also be considered when developing the research team and considering how to promote and support a variety of forms of mentoring to ensure students' and postdoctoral fellows' equitable participation and growth. Refer to the Guide for applicants: Considering equity, diversity and inclusion in your application for more information.

What's next?
Review of your application
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Application deadline
October 21, 2022

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