NSERC launches two Alliance International Quantum funding opportunities
Program news Professors Alliance
June 14, 2023
NSERC plays an important role in Canada’s National Quantum Strategy (NQS) by supporting the advancement of research, innovation and talent development in quantum science and technology through various funding opportunities. We are pleased to announce that the Alliance International Catalyst Quantum grants and the Alliance International Collaboration Quantum grants are now accepting applications. These grants will provide support for university researchers in Canada to establish and grow international research collaborations with researchers in the academic sector that will strengthen research excellence in Canada and abroad, and further develop Canadian research strengths and leadership in quantum science and technology.
Proposals for both funding opportunities may address any challenges in quantum science, but their thrust must aim to advance one or more of the NQS missions through research in any of the following areas of quantum technologies, or a combination thereof:
- quantum algorithms/encryption, including post-quantum cryptography
- quantum communications
- quantum computing
- quantum materials
- quantum sensing
Alliance International Catalyst Quantum grants
This funding opportunity offers grants up to $25,000 for one year to Canadian academic researchers to initiate and develop research collaborations with international researchers from the academic sector. Applicants may apply any time until 8 pm Eastern Time (ET) on March 31, 2024.
Alliance International Collaboration Quantum grants
This new funding opportunity offers grants that can range from $30,000 to $300,000 per year for up to three years to support Canadian academic researchers collaborating on research projects with international researchers from the academic sector. Applicants may apply any time until 8 pm (ET) on January 31, 2024.
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