National Quantum Strategy: Alliance Quantum Grants

By mmuise

The Alliance Quantum grants will reinforce, coordinate and scale up Canada's domestic research capabilities in quantum science and technology through partnerships between university researchers and organizations from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors. This funding opportunity will be delivered through various calls for proposals, of which Strengthening Canada's quantum research and innovation capacity is the first.

Comments on Funding:

Funding ranges from $50,000 to $300,000 per year for a period between 3 to 5 years. NSERC will provide support for 100% of the eligible costs of research. The partner organizations does not need to provide cash contributions to participate.

Deadline: Applications are closed. Stay tuned for future intake announcements. The previous deadline was on October 30, 2023.

Applicants must be Canadian university researchers who are eligible to receive NSERC funds. They can apply with a team of co-applicants who are also eligible academic researchers.
The partner organization:

  • can be private, public or not-for-profit;
  • must play an active role in the project's research activities;
  • must utilize the project's research results to help achieve its desired outcomes;
  • must play an active role in translating or mobilizing knowledge to ensure that the research results have an impact.
Application Steps:

Applicants must:

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 the call for proposals they are applying for 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 their 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 their 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 they listed for their partner organization(s) will be invited through the online system to provide information about the organization following the partner organization instructions.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:
1. a National Security Guidelines for Research Partnerships’ risk assessment form;
2. the application for a grant: form 101;
3. the proposal;
4. a personal data form with CCV attachment (form 100A);
5. the Impact Assessment Form (Appendix A).

Other Things to Note:

Modified: 2023-05-05

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