QuantERA Call 2017

EPSRC is a member of the QuantERA consortium of national/regional research funding organisations supporting research in Quantum Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies (Q-ICST). The QuantERA consortium has created a common funding instrument to support European research consortia that engage in long-term research in the area of Q-ICST.

QuantERA 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. The 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

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 pre-proposal using the template available below as attachment and submit it via the Electronic Submission System (ESS): she or he uploads the project description in the ESS and enters the administrative and financial project data in the ESS. The ESS will be open mid-February.

The deadline for submitting pre-proposals is 15 March 2017 at 17.00 Central European Time.

Applicants should note that the ESS is not managed by EPSRC and should visit the QuantERA website for further details. However, consortium partners based in the UK must register their intention to submit by completing the intention to submit form before the pre-proposal submission deadline.

Principal Investigators of successful UK partners will be invited to make a submission through the Je-S system following the notification of successful proposals.

Potential applicants are encouraged to attend the information session at the University of Birmingham on 13 February. (Register to attend the information session)