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Alliance Consortia Quantum grants

Posted by Jaq-Lin Larder on April 24, 2023 in Research Funding

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.

The next competition for the Alliance Consortia Quantum grants, in support of the NQS, is now accepting applications for projects that enable a coordinated approach to quantum research and innovation across Canada. The thrust of the proposals submitted in response to the present call must aim to advance one or more of the NQS missions through the development of 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.

The Alliance Consortia Quantum grants support the development of large-scale domestic research collaborations in quantum science and technology by enhancing synergy across Canada's regional quantum research and innovation hubs, with the additional aim to connect with industrial applications and government needs. These grants enable collaborations between university researchers and partner organizations from the private, public or not-for-profit sectors.

Please refer to the call for proposals for more information.


Information webinars on Alliance Consortia Quantum grants and Alliance Quantum grants will be held on the dates and at the times listed below. Sessions will be available in both English and French.

English sessions

Webinar ME1: May 24, 2023, from 2 pm to 4 pm (AST)
Join meeting; Meeting number: 2771 325 0144; Password: zJsEMKg4T83

Webinar ME2: June 1, 2023, from 2 pm to 4 pm (AST)
Join meeting; Meeting number: 2771 159 0279; Password: 2wgPqxk2hR2

French sessions

Webinar MF1: May 26, 2023, from 2 pm to 4 pm (AST)
Join meeting; Meeting number: 2773 478 1612; Password: SEjidAYZ232

Webinar MF2: May 30, 2023, from 2 pm to 4 pm (AST)
Join meeting; Meeting number: 2772 371 3493; Password: KHxPf2ahE27 



September 25, 2023 at 4:30pm. For questions regarding internal procedure, contact the grants facilitator for your faculty. For additional resources, click here for guidance on internal deadlines and submission processes.


October 16, 2023 at 9pm AST. If you have any questions, please contact