QuantERA Call 2017 (closed)

Archive information on the call (from 13 January 2017):

QuantERA Network is pleased to announce its first call for proposals in the field of Quantum Information and Communication Sciences & Technologies (Q-ICST). Submitted proposals should explore collaborative advanced multidisciplinary science and/or cutting-edge engineering with the potential to initiate or foster new lines of quantum technologies and help Europe grasp leadership early on in promising future technology areas.

Thematic scope of proposals should include one or more of the following areas:

  1. Quantum communication
  2. Quantum simulation
  3. Quantum computation
  4. Quantum information sciences
  5. Quantum metrology sensing and imaging
  6. Novel ideas and applications in quantum science and technologies

Funding: EUR 36 M

Application and evaluation procedure: A two-stage application procedure (pre-proposals and full proposals) will be open for consortia composed of researchers from at least three countries participating in QuantERA.

The coordinator compiles a single proposal and submits it via the Electronic Submission System (ESS): she or he uploads the Full Proposal Form and the Financial Form using the templates available below as attachments. Further administrative information must be entered directly in the ESS. Guidelines and further information can be found below:

Electronic Submission System (ESS) – guidelines (stage two)

Proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  1. Excellence,
  2. Impact,
  3. Quality and efficiency of the implementation.

Deadline for submitting full proposals is July 11th, 2017, 17.00 CET.

Participating countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.

QuantERA aims at spreading research excellence throughout the whole European Research Area. Therefore, proposal consortia are encouraged to include partners from the widening countries participating in the call: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Turkey.

Partner Search Tool: QuantERA has secured a dedicated networking space within Ideal-ist Partner Search Tool. To share your project idea please register at www.ideal-ist.eu/user/register and present your project and the needed competences. To view all the submitted project ideas go here.

QuantERA LinkedIn Group: applicants are encouraged to participate in QuantERA Group on LinkedIn to network with potential partners from various countries interested in joining a consortium.

For details please refer to the QuantERA Call 2017 Announcement. All relevant documents are provided below:

QuantERA Call 2017 Full-Proposal Form – deadline July 11th, 2017 – 17.00 CET
QuantERA Call 2017 – Financial Form
QuantERA Programme Brochure
QuantERA Call 2017 Leaflet
Electronic Submission System (ESS) – guidelines (stage two)

All applicants are advised to check the relevant national eligibility criteria and requirements, as those provide important information, for instance on how to fill out the budget tables.

If you have any question regarding the national eligibility rules, please contact a respective National/ Regional Funding Organisation. For national contacts in the QuantERA countries, please see the QuantERA Call 2017 Announcement.

For further information, please contact:

Call Information

Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR)

QuantERA Coordinator

National Science Centre (NCN), Poland