Call for Transnational Research Proposals supporting the topics of Quantum Phenomena and Resources and Applied Quantum Science
The funding organisations of QuantERA II jointly support European multilateral research projects with the potential to initiate or foster new lines of QT through collaborations exploring advanced multidisciplinary science and/or cutting-edge engineering.
The QuantERA consortium is launching a new call for proposals in quantum information and communication sciences and technologies. The call will comprise two topics: Quantum Phenomena and Resources (QPR), and Applied Quantum Science (AQS).
Maximum call budget: € 40 million
Maximum budget for Croatian applicants: € 200,000
The project consortia must have a minimum of 3 eligible partners requesting funding in at least 3 of the following 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.
Standard consortium size: Three to six partners.
The consortium must be balanced:
– At most 60% of the total requested funding may be requested by partners from one country;
– At most 40% of the total requested funding may be requested by a single partner.
Each partner must fulfil the conditions of the national/regional funding organisation, as described in the Annex (p. 19).
The call follows a two-stage submission and evaluation procedure. First, a short outline proposal, the pre-proposal (max. 12 pages), is submitted. If the pre-proposal is selected, the consortium is invited to submit a detailed proposal, i.e. the full proposal (max. 35 pages).
Evaluation: Pre- and full proposals are evaluated based on the EC FET criteria of Excellence, Impact, and Quality and efficiency of the implementation.
– Deadline for pre-proposal submission: 13th May 2021, 17:00 CET
– Notification of accepted pre-proposals: July 2021
– Deadline for full proposal submission: 15th September 2021, 17:00 CET
– Notification of accepted proposals: December 2021
– Start date for funded projects: Early 2022
Call for Proposals (.pdf)
The official application forms are available on the QuantERA website.
In order to facilitate the process of forming research consortia, we offer applicants a partner search tool available here: https://ncn.gov.pl/partners/quantera/. This tool can be used by projects looking for partners and partners looking for projects.
Potential applicants from Croatia are invited to contact the Head of HRZZ’s Department for International Programmes and Funds, Ms Jasminka Boljević at firstname.lastname@example.org.