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Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Alliance International Quantum Grants

Research Admin Offices:

  • HRS

Funding Type:


Opportunity Type:

  • Grant


Using NSERC’s newly launched Alliance International Catalyst grants, Alliance International Catalyst Quantum grants will provide up to $25,000 for one year to support Canadian academic researchers in initiating and developing research collaborations with international researchers from the academic sector in the areas of quantum science and quantum technologies.


  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Science



Internal Deadline:

January 31, 2023

Sponsor Deadline:

January 31, 2023

Additional Dates:

  • Notify ROADS of intent to apply - ASAP -
  • Draft Application due to ROADS - ongoing to ROADS -
  • Final Application due to ROADS - ongoing until January 31, 2023 -


In Budget 2021, Canada committed to launch a National Quantum Strategy (NQS) to amplify Canada’s significant strengths in quantum research; grow its quantum-ready technologies, companies and talent; and solidify Canada’s global leadership in this area. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) supports the implementation of the NQS through funding opportunities that build on NSERC’s sustained investments in quantum research.

Alliance International Quantum grants will provide support for researchers in Canada to establish and grow international research collaborations that will strengthen research excellence in Canada and abroad, and further develop Canadian research strengths and leadership in quantum science and technology.

Proposals must focus on any of the following areas of quantum technologies:

  • quantum algorithms/encryption
  • quantum communications
  • quantum computing
  • quantum materials
  • quantum sensing

Collaborations that synergistically couple any of these quantum technology thrusts to other research topics in the natural sciences and engineering would be accepted.


Additional Details.


If you intend to submit an application, please contact Tabitha de Bruin, Senior Advisor, Development, ROADS.