Call for Proposals 2021


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
Funding: EUR 40 M
Project duration: 24 or 36 months

QuantERA Call 2021 Announcement documentation





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:


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

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 your interest here.

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Call Information
Agence National de la Recherche (ANR), France
Dr. Sergueï Fedortchenko, e-mail: [email protected] , tel.: +33 (0)1 7809 8037

QuantERA Coordinator
National Science Centre (NCN), Poland
Coordination Office, e-mail: [email protected]

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.

Country  Institution  Main Contact(s) Country
Institution Main Contact(s)
Austria FFG [email protected] Italy CNR [email protected]
Austria FWF [email protected] Italy MUR [email protected], [email protected]
Belgium FNRS [email protected] Italy INFN [email protected]
Belgium FWO [email protected] Latvia VIAA [email protected]
Bulgaria BNSF [email protected] Lithuania LMT [email protected]
Croatia HRZZ [email protected], [email protected] Luxembourg FNR [email protected]
Czechia MEYS [email protected] Malta MFIN [email protected]
Czechia TA CR [email protected], [email protected] Norway RCN [email protected]
Denmark IFD [email protected] Poland NCBR [email protected]
Estonia ETAg [email protected], [email protected] Poland NCN [email protected]
Finland AKA [email protected] Portugal FCT [email protected]
France ANR [email protected] Romania UEFISCDI  [email protected]
Germany DFG [email protected], [email protected] Slovakia SAS  [email protected][email protected]
Germany BMBF, VDITZ [email protected] Slovenia MIZS  [email protected]  
Hungary NKFIH [email protected] Spain AEI  [email protected]
Ireland SFI [email protected], [email protected] Sweden VR  [email protected] 
Israel Inn Auth [email protected], [email protected] Switzerland SNSF  [email protected]
Turkey TUBITAK  [email protected]

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