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Alliance Quantum grants

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

Research topics

Your proposal may address any challenges in quantum science, but its thrust must aim to advance one or more of the NQS missions through the development of any of the following areas of quantum technologies:

  • quantum algorithms/encryption, including post-quantum cryptography
  • quantum communications
  • quantum computing
  • quantum materials
  • quantum sensing

As the development of quantum technologies may require coupling to other areas of research in the natural sciences and engineering (NSE), you may collaborate with academic researchers to this end. Such researchers may be co-applicants on your application if they meet NSERC's eligibility criteria for faculty.

You cannot use an Alliance Quantum grant to support secret or contract research.

International collaborations

You may incorporate international collaborations into your project proposal. Refer to the Tri-agency guide on financial administration regarding the eligibility of expenses you may incur in support of such collaborations.

You may also initiate and develop collaborations with international academic researchers in the above areas of quantum technologies through NSERC's Alliance International Catalyst Quantum grants or Alliance International Collaboration Quantum grants.

Collaborating outside the natural sciences and engineering

Your research or the application of its results may depend on socio-economic or other requirements, as well as scientific understanding beyond the NSE. You may collaborate with academic researchers in fields other than the NSE. Such researchers may be co-applicants if they meet NSERC's eligibility criteria for faculty. Research costs for these collaborations can represent up to 30% of the project costs covered by NSERC and must be specifically identified in the project budget justification.

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Application deadline
October 31, 2023

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