QuantERA Consortium is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals in Quantum Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies: QuantERA Co-funded Call 2021.

The submitted proposals are expected to be aligned with one of the two QuantERA cofunded call 2021 topics:

  • Quantum Phenomena and Resources (QPR)
  • Applied Quantum Science (AQS)

The call is currently ongoing, and selected proposals have been invited to the second stage.

Funded projects in both topics are expected to address one or more of the following areas:

  • Quantum communication
  • Quantum simulation
  • Quantum computation
  • Quantum information sciences
  • Quantum metrology sensing and imaging

Project consortia 
The project consortia must involve a minimum of 3 eligible partners requesting funding in at least 3 of the following participating countries:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey.

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

Partner Search Tool is available at https://ncn.gov.pl/partners/quantera/
Funding: EUR 40 M
Project duration: 24 or 36 months

QuantERA Call 2021 Announcement documentation
QuantERA Call 2021 - Announcement (updated 11.05.2021)
QuantERA Call 2021 - Pre-proposal Form: deadline May 13th, 2021 - 17:00 CET
QuantERA Call 2021 - Full Proposal Form: deadline September 15th, 2021- 17:00 CET
QuantERA Call 2021 - Financial Form
QuantERA Call 2021 - Leaflet


Application and evaluation procedure

A two-stage application procedure (pre-proposals and full proposals) will be opened for consortia composed of researchers from at least three countries participating in QuantERA. It is Principal Investigator's responsibility to should compile a single proposal and submit it via the Electronic Submission System (ESS):

Quantum Phenomena and Resources (QPR)

Applied Quantum Science (AQS)

Please follow the link corresponding to the topic you chose for your proposal (QPR or AQS). Both topics have differences in terms of expectations from the applicants, in terms of evaluation criteria, and some differences in the participating funding organisations. These differences are detailed in the Announcement.

Please note: The user interface is bilingual (French and English). Click on the flag on the upper-right side of the screen to reach the pages in English. You can change the interface language at any time.

Detailed step-by-step instructions can be found here:

QuantERA Call 2021 Submission Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to some of the FAQs can be found here.

Webinar
An online webinar will be hosted by the QuantERA Coordinator and the Call Secretariat, aiming to answer the questions related to the call. This will take place on April 13th 2021, 13:00-15:00 CET. Please note that the webinar will be recorded. Registration to the event is required - please register yo
ur interest here.

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Call Information
Agence National de la Recherche (ANR), France
Dr. Sergueï Fedortchenko, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , tel.: +33 (0)1 7809 8037

QuantERA Coordinator
National Science Centre (NCN), Poland
Coordination Office, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

All applicants are advised to check the relevant national eligibility criteria and requirements.
Should you have any questions regarding the national eligibility rules, please contact a respective National/Regional Funding Organisation/Contact Point provided in QuantERA Call 2021 Announcement and below. 

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Institution Main Contact(s)
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Austria  FWF  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Italy MUR This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
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Belgium  FWO This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Latvia VIAA This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Bulgaria  BNSF  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Lithuania LMT This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Croatia  HRZZ  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Czechia MEYS  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Malta MFIN This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Czechia TA CR This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Norway
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Denmark  IFD  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Poland NCBR This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Estonia  ETAg  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Poland NCN This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Finland  AKA  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Portugal FCT This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
France  ANR  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Romania UEFISCDI  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Germany  DFG  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Slovakia  SAS  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Germany BMBF, VDITZ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Slovenia MIZS  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Hungary  NKFIH  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Spain 
AEI  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Ireland  SFI  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Sweden
VR
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Israel  Inn Auth This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Switzerland
SNSF
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Turkey
TUBITAK
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